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Q5. "What do you believe are the reasons why the Constitution would not have been passed without the Bill of Rights."
A. Actually, the Constitution did pass without the Bill of Rights, as the first ten amendments are commonly known. The Constitution was ratified in 1788. Amendments 1-10 were adopted in 1791.