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Running head: THE BILL OF RIGHTS AND RATIFICATION: HISTORICAL CONTEXT AND INTRODUCTION1The Bill of Rights and Ratification: Historical Context and IntroductionName of studentInstitutional AffiliationDate of submission
THE BILL OF RIGHTS AND RATIFICATION: HISTORICAL CONTEXT AND INTRODUCTION 2IntroductionWhile it can be argued that the Bill of Rights was created for the express purpose ofgiving extra rights to the people and that it was created for the people, the truth is essentiallythat it was created as a political ploy by the federalist who wanted to retain some aspects oftheir government that denied liberty to the citizens of the united states during the period forthe ratification of the constitution of the united states[ CITATION Joh161 \l 1033 ]. The Anti-Federalists believed that the establishment of the constitution as well as its ratificationthreatened liberties of the people of the united states and eventually lead to a failure in theprotection of their individual rights. From one perspective, the anti-federalists believed thatthe U.S government threatened the sovereignty of the united states and therefore people were