These amendments went into effect on December 15, 1791, when ratified by three-fourths of the States. Bill of Rights represented a major step in the creation of democracy in defining the roles and responsibilities of the government vis-a-vis the citizenry.Most were applied to the states by a series of decisions applying the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, which was adopted after the American Civil War. Initially drafted by James Madison in 1789, the Bill of Rights was written at a time when ideological conflict between Federalists and anti-Federalists, dating from the Philadelphia Convention in 1787, threatened the Constitution's ratification." Essentially, Hamilton and other Federalists believed in the British system of common law which did not define or quantify natural rights.They believed that adding a Bill of Rights to the Constitution would limit their rights to those listed in the Constitution.That traditional usage has continued even since the ratification of the 27th Amendment.
Outreach programs shall be provided to make students aware of the institution’s policy on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
The Bill was influenced by George Mason's 1776 Virginia Declaration of Rights, the 1689 English Bill of Rights, works of the Age of Enlightenment pertaining to natural rights, and earlier English political documents such as the Magna Carta (1215).
The Bill was largely a response to the Constitution's influential opponents, including prominent Founding Fathers, who argued that it failed to protect the basic principles of human liberty.
However, only the third through twelfth articles, corresponding to what became the First through Tenth Amendments to the Constitution, were ratified by the required number of states by 1791.
The first Article, dealing with the number and apportionment of members of the House of Representatives, never became part of the Constitution.
At a minimum, an outreach program shall include a process for contacting and informing the student body, campus organizations, athletic programs, and student groups about the institution’s overall sexual assault policy, the practical implications of an affirmative consent standard, and the rights and responsibilities of students under the policy.