Each State delegation received a single vote for or against a proposal according to the majority opinion of the State delegates.  This rule has increased the power of small states.  Few people realized at the time how important the issue would become, as the absence of a Bill of Rights became the main argument of anti-ratification. Most Convention delegates believed that States already protected individual rights and that the Constitution did not empower the national government to withdraw rights, so there was no need to include the protection of rights. After the Convention had moved beyond this point, delegates raised a number of issues at the last minute. It is important to know whether they changed the language that required spending bills to come from the House of Representatives and be accepted or rejected without modification by the Senate. .