Essay: Bill of Rights in the New Constitution
Since 1789 the Constitution of United States of America has been altered twenty seven times. First Madison presented 12 amendments to the old Congress.
Ten of these twelve amendments were ratified by 11 states in the September of 1789. These approved amendments are collectively called as the “United States Bill of Rights”. Most of the resistance to the implementation of the new Constitution came from statesmen who wanted that the fundamental rights of every citizen must be clearly dictated. The most prominent personality was George Mason who put forward the Bill of Rights. (Berkin, 2003) Mason was also the author of Virginia Declaration of Rights.