The United States' Constitution is one the most heralded documents in our nation's history. It is also the most copied Constitution in the world. Many nations have taken the ideals and values from our Constitution and instilled them in their own. It is amazing to think that after 200 years, it still holds relevance to our nation's politics and procedures. However, regardless of how important this document is to our government, the operation remains time consuming and ineffective. The U.S. Constitution established an inefficient system that encourages careful deliberation between government factions representing different and sometimes competing interests.
“The United States Constitution is the oldest and the shortest written constitution in the world. Its 4,400 words have played a crucial role in limiting government and creating freedom for over 200 years.” When the Constitution was made by the framers its intent was basically to get rid of the Articles of Confederation. The framers believed that states where too sovereign and the power needed to be given to a form of national government which brought up the idea of federalism. To this day the U.S government does not function the way that framers believed how the government should work. .
The Constitution has been operative since 1789 after the ratification of nine states (American Vision and Values, Page 52). Today many question the relevancy of a document 222 years old to our society. The Founders created a governmental framework, defining three branches and giving powers to the government and others to the states. It also guarantees the rights of the people. It took two and one-half years for the 13 colonies to ratify the Constitution. This ratification period was one of great debate and produced a series of essays complied into The Federalist. Authored by John Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay during the ratification debate in New York, they tried to get public support for the Constitution. Thus began the first
The United States would lose its name and stand divided if the Constitution did not bring the thirteen colonies into one body. Within this governing body, fears arise from the difficulty of controlling power in a central government, while still trying to keep unity between the states. Understanding that the United States was formed based on the people’s irritation with the corruption of the control of power in England, the Constitution reassured the people that their freedoms were going to be kept, but it required their trust. The founders of the United States Constitution established a just government through encompassing equal representation, with the people as the foundation, and protecting the injustices that could arise with the misuse of power.
The United States Constitution was written more than 200 years ago and it has been used as the foundation for the government. The constitution has been and still remains the most durable political agreement in the history of the world. Even though an inspiring document, its creation was not that easy but controversial. Its framers were divided over a number of major issues which led to lengthy arguments when it was being written. After its creation the Constitution still remains controversial. It
After America shocked the world by defeating Great Britain in the War for Independence, the new nation needed a document that established their governments- state and national. After failed attempts with the Articles of Confederation, which gave the state governments too much power, the Constitution was eventually drafted. This contract established America’s national government and fundamental laws, and guaranteed certain basic rights for the citizens. The United States Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787, by delegates to the Constitutional Convention, in Philadelphia, conducted by George Washington. Said authors of the Constitution intended this document to rule our nation for eternity, yet a widely debated topic in the political science world, is whether or not the Constitution is still relevant in today’s
After the United States gained Independence on July 4th 1776, there was a need for a new rule on law and basic rights. The foundation of our country needed an official document to be established and written for future generations and for concrete reference. The original idea regarding the document, was thought necessary to be drafted from the Articles of Confederation, but later this idea was deterred. The Constitution was created on new precedent and adopted on September 17th, 1787. Our Constitution was written to be the backbone of our established government “for the people by the people”. According to the Independence Hall Association’s
It is incredible how just one document can change the future of a country and its people. On the year of 1787 fifty-five delegates attended the constitutional convention to see how they can potentially amend the Articles of Confederation. Although it was their initial idea to amend the articles, instead they ended up creating the Constitution of the United States, which states and grants the rights of the people and the rights that the government has. This is potentially the most essential document that the United States has, because it protects the government from having an extreme amount of power, to the point where they can harm, us, the people.
The Framers of the Constitution designed the constitution to establish a foundation that would assist the government lead the people and the United States. They hoped that a new form of national and long term thinking by men of prominence and motivated to serve the national public interest. “Key to ideology is an image of the people- a simple, united, political entity with the capacity as John Adams put it, to “think feel, reason, and act.” (Monrone, p.3) The people are wiser than their governors and they will solve the troubles that plague the nation. The people would be the governors, constituents, political agents, and principles. (Monrone, p.3)
The Constitution of the United States was written in 1787, yet there was a struggle to ratify it that went on until 1790. This Constitution was created in order to replace the Articles of Confederation, because many people agreed that the articles were not right in keeping the United States in order. The Constitution is made of many rules that have helped the country to stay in order, but on the other hand some of these rules have
Though it is now hundreds of years old, The constitution remqains as our nations guiding force. it is the foundation of not just our society, but the many countries liberated in the wake of the American Revolution as well. The U.S. costitution, written in 1787, defines the structure of our government and provides a framework for the purpose of government in our country. However, sfter so many centuries unchanged, one must begin to question the effectiveness of the constitution in practice.
Over two hundred years have passed since the founding fathers of the United States of America, had created the constitution, the very document that is viewed, by many, as the milestone for what has later become the most powerful country in the world, as well as, the beacon for democracy. Having derived its values from the simple, yet intrinsic principles of liberty, the constitution has played the role of a safeguard to always ensure the freedoms of the people of America will remain intact.
After the colonies had seceded from Britain they realized that the lack of a strong central government created a United States that was not so “united”. As described in a Brilliant Solution, by Carol Berkin, the problems derived from the Articles of Confederation required a resolution that no one would have ever imaged. That solution would be the Constitutional Convention, taking place from May to September of 1787 in Philadelphia. This convention would result in our Constitution, the living, breathing, vital document we still use to this day.
The constitution of the united states is renowned around the world because it was so well written. The people wanted a new government after the war.They did not want a king who would be an unfair tyrant.They wanted to maintain the rights of the individual citizens. The Constitution of the unites states was written and went into effect in 1789. It set up a new type of government called a republic. Citizens did not vote for laws directly. This system was designed to prevent chaos.
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