Accomplishments Of Benjamin Franklin And The Constitution

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Benjamin Franklin was involved with the constitution in many different ways and ended up being part of the members.The constitution is a body of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is acknowledged to be governed. The Constitution is made up from 4,400 words it's the oldest and shortest written constitution of any major government in the world. Even though he was 81 years old and in poor health he still participated as a delegate to the Constitution convention. Franklin made himself delegate to the Convention because he was experienced as a seasoned diplomat and negotiator. Benjamin believed that executive power was too great to be placed in the hand of a person and that a committee was a way better option. He believed that the major achievements of the Constitution Convention was the unification of the states. …show more content…

In 1785 Franklin became president of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania , he would miss some of the session due to his health issues. He also served in the second Continental Congress and helped draft the Declaration Of Independence. Even though he may not have approved in some things he still helped the Declaration Of Independence and also the Constitution. When it came time for the states to ratify the Constitution , the lack of of any Bill of Rights was the main point. On September 17, 1787, the members of the Convention had officially signed the Constitution and Benjamin Franklin was one of the people who signed it. In September 1787, the Constitution was completed, but many delegates were disgruntled. Franklin wrote an impassioned speech, in which he used his persuasive powers to urge all delegates to sign the

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