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The Paradox of Bill of Rights Rhetoric, 1787-1791


Paul Finkelman


Albany Law School - Government Law Center

1993

TO SECURE THE BLESSINGS OF LIBERTY: RIGHTS IN AMERICAN HISTORY, pp. 83-103, Josephine F. Pacheco, ed., George Mason University Press, 1993

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In this article, Professor Finkelman discusses the challenges that the framers faced in creating the Bill of Rights. On one hand, the Federalists feared power vesting itself primarily in the states while the Antifederalists were weary of a strong national government. Both sides had to come together and compromise on the Bill of Rights to protect individual rights from both state and federal government.

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Keywords: Bill of Rights, Federalist, Antifederalist

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Date posted: November 17, 2009  

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Finkelman, Paul, The Paradox of Bill of Rights Rhetoric, 1787-1791 (1993). TO SECURE THE BLESSINGS OF LIBERTY: RIGHTS IN AMERICAN HISTORY, pp. 83-103, Josephine F. Pacheco, ed., George Mason University Press, 1993. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1507098

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

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