History of the Constitutional Convention – Episode 30

Ned Ryun continues his series on the Constitutional Convention.

In this Episode:

  • The task of passing a Bill of Rights is undertaken.
  • Alexander Hamilton writes in favor in Federalist 84.
  • Federalists use the Bill of Rights to gain support from Anti-Federalists.
  • Bill of Rights inspired by John Locke, Virginia Declaration of Rights, English Declaration of Rights, among others.
  • The five Great Freedoms of the First Amendment.
  • The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution.