Although the Convention was purportedly intended only to revise the Articles, the intention of many of its proponents, chief among them James Madison of Virginia and Alexander Hamilton of New York, was to create a new government rather than fix the existing one.
The United States Bill of Rights comprises the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution.
Does this Constitution any where grant the power of suspending the habeas corpus, to make ex post facto laws, pass bills of attainder, or grant titles of nobility? The only answer that can be given is, that these are implied in the general powers granted.
With equal truth it may be said, that all the powers which the bills of rights guard against the abuse of, are contained or implied in the general ones granted by this Constitution.
46 of The Federalist Papers, a series of essays promoting the Federalist position.
Hamilton opposed a bill of rights in The Federalist No.