suggest that Americans lacked other rights that were notspecified. Power of the federal government were alreadysignificantly constrained and that bills of rights were nothing but
“parchment barriers” whose “inefficacy” had been demonstratedin the past “on those occasions when their control was mostneeded.”Federalists argued that the Constitution did not need a bill of rights, because the people and the states kept any powers not given to the federal government. Anti-Federalists held that a bill of rights was necessary to safeguard individualliberty.5.Why did Congress direct the new Treasury Secretary to prepare report toCongress rather than to the President?6.What did the Commission decide on the key issues – wages, hours, weighingthe coal, recognizing the union, solving labor disputes? Why did the mineowners think the Commission decision was a victory for them? Why did theunion think the Commission decision was a victory for them?7.Why did Hamilton think it would be better to fund the national debt ratherthan just pay it off? In the first real dispute between Madison and Hamilton,why did Madison support the plan for the federal government to fully fund thedebt, but oppose the federal government assuming all the state debts?