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Anti-Federalists

  • By: Patrick M. Garry
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment
  • Edited by: John R. Vile & David L. Hudson Jr.
  • Subject:American Political History, American Political Thought, Law & Courts

The Anti-Federalists were the primary instigators of the Bill of Rights—the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, which include the Fourth Amendment—arguing that the Bill of Rights was necessary to negate the governmental powers implied in the more open-ended clauses ...

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