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James Madison and the Bill of Rights: A Reluctant Paternity


Paul Finkelman


Albany Law School - Government Law Center


Supreme Court Review, Vol. 9, No. 301, 1990

Abstract:     
In 1789, James Madison, despite opposition from former federalist allies, introduced a series of twelve constitutional amendments to the newly formed Congress, ten of which were ratified in 1791; earning him the title `father of the Bill of Rights.'
This article explores the route Madison's reluctant support of the amendments and the political realities that forced him to take his well-earned place in the history of liberty.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 48

Keywords: James Madison, amendments, Congress

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Finkelman, Paul, James Madison and the Bill of Rights: A Reluctant Paternity. Supreme Court Review, Vol. 9, No. 301, 1990. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1120299

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Paul Finkelman (Contact Author)
Albany Law School - Government Law Center ( email )
80 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
United States

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