Effects Of Ratifying The Constitution Robert Whitehill 's Speech On September Essay

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Robert Whitehill was born July 21, 1738 in Pennsylvania, United States. He was the son of James and Rachel (Cresswell) Whitehill. He attended the common schools. He was a very successful adult and accomplished a lot in his adult life. He held a lot of political positions such as speaker of the senate, member of the State house of representatives, along with many other things. When ratifying the Constitution Robert Whitehill’s Speech on November, 28 1787 was “If indeed the Constitution itself so well defined the powers of the government that no mistake could arise, and we were well assured that our governors would always act right, then we might be satisfied without an explicit reservation of those rights with which the people ought not, and mean not to part. . . . In entering into the social compact, men ought not to leave their rulers at large, but erect a permanent landmark by which they may learn the extent of their authority, and the people be able to discover the first encroachments on their liberties”. What Whitehill meant by this is that the Constitution needed something to back up the liberties of the citizens and protect them from an overpowering government. Thus, leading to the creation of the Bill of Rights. The first 10 amendments of the Constitution are the Bill of Rights. They were written by James Madison for a greater constitutional protection of liberties, the Bill of Rights lists specific limits on government power. Something that influenced James

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