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One comment on your lesson (which is very interesting, by the way; I wish I had had such lessons in high school): it wasn’t the Framers who included a Bill of Rights in the Constitution. They in fact decided by a 10-0 vote of the states voting not to include one, which helps to explain why Mason and Randolph refused to sign. This omission helps to account for the skepticism of Federalists’ motives that shaped the ratification debate — and helped spur organization of the Jeffersonian Republican Party.