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Creating a Republic Part 2

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Madison, Jefferson, and other leaders
are known as the fathers of the constitution
Republic
a government in which citizens rule themselves through elected representatives
At least
9 of the 13 states had to ratify the Constitution
Federalist
*Liked the Constitution
*Didn't think the A of C gave gov. enough power
*Thought there was no need for a Bill of Rights
Madison, Hamilton, and Jay wrote essays called
Federalist Papers
Antifederalist
*Liked states having power
*Wanted a Bill of Rights
* Liked the A of C
Antifederalists wanted a Bill of Rights because
They wanted a document that said that basic liberties were protected
Federalists thought a Bill of Rights wasn't necessary because
It was impossible to list all the natural liberties
George Washington
was elected president
John Adams
was chosen as the vice president
Congress focused on adding
a Bill of Rights
Amend
is another word for change
The first ten amendments are known as the
Bill of Rights
2 ways that the Bill of Rights would protect people
*Freedom of Speech
*Troops can't go into houses without consent