Correcting the CONSTITUTION

Brookhiser, Richard
December 2015
American History;Dec2015, Vol. 50 Issue 5, p36
The article discusses the necessity of the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, also known as the Bill of Rights, the reasons that the framers of the Constitution omitted such rights in the original document, and the demands of several states that the Constitution be amended. It examines the philosophies of several framers of the Constitution including Virginia congressman James Madison, Virginia Constitutional Convention delegate George Mason, and New York statesman Alexander Hamilton. It also discusses the English documents Magna Carta and the English Bill of Rights.


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