The Drafting Table

Which documents and ideas influenced the Founders when drafting the Bill of Rights? How did the amendments change throughout the drafting process? What text made it into the final ratified text?

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Discover How the Drafters Deliberated

Explore key historical documents that inspired the Framers of the Constitution and each amendment during the drafting process, the early drafts and major proposals behind each provision, and discover how the drafters deliberated, agreed and disagreed, on the path to compromise and the final text.

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