Pros And Cons Of Ratifying The Constitution

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After the ratification of the Articles of Confederation in 1781, a sense of nationalism and unity swept across the young United States of America. Unfortunately, with youth, comes inexperience. It did not take long for numerous problems to be noticed under the Articles including a weak central government, no national judicial system, and little coined money. Due to the controversy and disorder arisen by the Articles of Confederation, the delegates of the United States joined for the 2nd Constitutional Convention in 1787 to make reparations. The top scholars of the nation intended to repair the existing government but instead, created a whole new one. Finally, after a great amount of time writing an improved document and convincing ¾ of the states to ratify, the Constitution was born. Under the Constitution coined the term “Democracy” meaning “the rule of the people.” But with control in the hands of the people also comes an uninformed, submissive and short-term thinking mass. Therefore, I believe I.M. Skeptic's …show more content…

The only office that is directly voted for by the people is part of the legislative branch. The number of representatives in the lower house, the House of Representatives, depends on the population for each state. For example, California remains the most populated state, allowing 53 representatives in the house. Each representative receives only a two year term. Noticeably, the Constitution gives a short term for the large House of Representatives because they are elected closer to the peoples' impulse. In contrast, the Senate is not directly elected by the people under the Constitution. It was not until 1913, with the ratification of the seventeenth amendment, that the senators of each state are directly elected. Notably, the framers did not want to gift such a great amount of power to the ignorant people of their time—especially with the position of office obtaining a six year

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