1. Answer would ideally include: Evolution of the Bill of Rights: Pulling much of his wording from various state constitutions, James Madison wrote a bill of rights that enumerated such guarantees as freedom of speech, press, and religion; the right to petition and assemble; and the right to be free from unwarranted searches and seizures. In September of 1789, Congress approved a set of twelve amendments and sent them to the states for approval. Ten were ratified. Amendments one through eight protected individual liberties, while nine and ten concerned the boundary between federal and state authority.
2. Answer would ideally include: Women's Role in Politics: Republican ideology shaped the notion of Republican womanhood, which defined women as having the capacity to reform the morals and manners of men. Republican wives were supposed to promote virtue and good morals among their husbands. Republican mothers were charged with shaping and educating their sons so that they could become educated and virtuous citizens. In these ways,