Ratification of the Constitution by some states was based on the expectation that the Constitution would be changed by amendments such as these. Madison originally drafted 19 amendments, 12 of which his congressional colleagues passed on to the states for their approval. On December 15, 1791, 10 had been approved by enough states to become part of the Constitution. These amendments guarantee our individual rights as citizens, such as the freedom of speech, religion and in the First Amendment. In 1785 Madison had written one of the most significant essays regarding separation of religion and government, which no doubt gave him inspiration for some of the Bill of
Many Americans who were not wealthy supported the Constitution was because they believed that the United States needed a new and stronger national government. They believed that this government could provide the stability and security against violent outrages. The foil of these people were the Antifederalist. The Antifederalists offered three objections: that the Congress had conspired under a “veil of mystery” to create a new form of government, that a strong national government would destroy states’ rights, and that the new system of government resembled and monarchy and that violated the principle of liberty that guided the American Revolution. They also pointed that the voters will not directly
Also, if Madison have not taken the notes that he did, then the Constitution might not have the ideas that the delegates agreed upon in the past. Next, he was the one who composed the very first drafts of the constitution, which helped the delegates know what they needed to fix and add on to. Lastly, he helped ratify the constitution. If it were not for the countless essays that he wrote, the constitution might have never been signed in the first place. Ultimately, I gave James Madison an “A” because I believe that he played a very big role in the creation of the constitution that we know of
The powers of the president aren’t very strict because the other branches watch to see what they are doing. The powers included: making laws, signing treaties, appointing judges, filling up vacancies, appointing Ambassadors, and granting reprieves and pardons. Some presidents used the powers well, while others did not. The one president that used them the greatest was Washington, the greatest, and the first. He wielded the powers to impact the growing United States most effectively by signing treaties to enemies, passing acts,and trying out the National Bank.
For example, immigration reform has been being considered since past President Barack Obama was reelected in 2012, as stated by The Washington Post (Nakamura, O’Keefe 4). In the past six years the progress in advancing immigration reform has been miniscule because the drastically different opinions on how severe the reform should be. Some people, mainly liberals, disagree wholly with immigration reform because it contradicts the American ideal of all people, no matter their race, religion or gender, being welcome in the country, as well as, the distinction between refugees and immigrants. Others believe that, to continue to prosper, America can only solve American problems and to take on the responsibility of more people is detrimental to America’s wellbeing. And despite immigration being considered a “national crisis”, the Senate still, through a vote, prevented the progress of a bill that
He begins his novel with the events leading up to the writing of the U.S. Constitution and leads into the ratification and the changes that came with this great document in history. In the coming years there would be violations of the Constitution by the coming president and after some small debate the Constitution was cleared of any bumps it had at the time. It was soon after that talk over the Bill of Rights emerged and it was even more shortly after when the Bill of Rights was not a talk, but an actual document which would include the famous Second Amendment. This amendment would go into full affect and it would cause more trouble than Framers probably ever imagined. It would be, then and now, misinterpreted and cause some troubles that some would say cost more than its worth.
September 17th 1787-The signing of the U.S. Constitution Importance: The signing of the United States Constitution is important to the history of the United States because it was written as a set of laws for the people of the United States to live by. The United States Constitution works well because it is written in a way where it does not give too much power to one section of the government, but is written where they have to work together. The United States Constitution was written to replace the articles of confederation. There was convention convened in Philadelphia to revise the articles of confederation on May 14th 1787, but the convention was postponed from day to day until there was at least a representative from seven states to
However, four years later, the United States was still not yet quite united. It was under a confederation-where the states remained sovereign and independent, and the powers of the central government rests on the approval of member-states. A transformation of its political system to federalism -where central government is essential in uniting and leading all member states was believed to be imperative by some head of states. Therefore, the existing Articles of Confederation at that time had to be changed (History.com Staff, 2009). Having just emerged from the American Revolution that started as an opposition against the British government's taxation, there was much caution and fear about the power of a US federal government and what rights each state have.
Woodrow Wilson, the 28th president of the United States, once said, “The Constitution was not made to fit us like a straight jacket. In its elasticity lies its chief greatness.” In 1787 the delegates from twelve out of thirteen sates attended the Constitutional Convention. They threw away the Articles of Confederation and wrote Constitution of the United States. Many residences were hesitant to the sudden change, but as time went along people came around to the fact that the Constitution was useful. Although the Constitution is viewed as completely binding, it does allow for changes to be made, giving it flexibility to the changing times.
As a result, NHS had to do inadequate events that were short lived. I knew that we needed different approaches that would resolve the issues that were inhibited our actual potential as a society. So I began to consider new methods we could execute so things would change. In order to administer my ideas, I had brewing, I decided to run for president. Unfortunately, I had lost two presidential elections before, but I still thought there was a slight chance I could win.