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When the states ratified the Constitution, why did they insist that a bill of rights be added?

  • Question 5c of 10 - Bill of Rights

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  • Question: When the states ratified the Constitution, why did they insist that a bill of rights be added?
  • Answers:
  1. The state governments wanted to get rid of all restrictions on the rights of the people.
  2. The people were afraid that the new national government would abolish slavery.
  3. The state governments believed that state constitutions and state bills of rights were the best way to protect the people.
  4. The people were afraid that the strong new government would use its power to restrict individual freedom.

The correct answer is: The people were afraid that the strong new government would use its power to restrict individual freedom.

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