Why Was the Bill of Rights Added to the United States Constitution?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 31, 2020 6:39:20 PM ET
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The Bill of Rights was added to the United States Constitution to guarantee the protection of the people from a strong central government. It served as a compromise between the Federalists and Anti-Federalists to achieve the ratification of the Constitution.