A bill of rights was certainly one concern of the Anti-Federalists, but there were many others. I believe history has proven that their prescient arguments had incredible weight to them...
Thank you, everyone, for a wonderfully informative discussion. The knowledge and eloquence of members of the Ask Andy are one of the many benefits of participation.
Once again, thank you for all of your posts. My students appreciated not only an explanation of the process, but also how divided American opinion is on the method. Mind you, they're still understandably confused!