The Anti-federalists demanded a series of amendments to the Constitution to protect individual liberties. They were adopted in 1791 and are known as what?

1 Answer
Aug 2, 2017

The first 10 amendments are called the bill of rights.


The first 10 amendments are designed to protect individual l rights against the tyranny of the government. The first amendment promises protection of free speech, assembly, petition and religion. The 10th amendment protects all rights not specifically given to the government to individuals.

The first 10 amendments guarantee the rights of individuals. Because these laws guarantee the rights they are called the Bill of Rights.