The Constitution Pros And Cons

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The U.S. Constitution The U.S. constitution established America’s fundamental laws, National Government, and guaranteed rights for the citizens. We needed this document because our national government was weak and the states where separated into independent countries. There was not a president and this gave congress the power to govern foreign affairs, conduct war and regulate currency. After the United States gained independence from Great Britain our country needed a stronger central government. The Articles of Confederation were the first written constitution of the Untied States. Under the Articles of this Confederation the states remained sovereign and intendent. Congress was also given the authority to make treaties and alliances, maintained armed forces and coin money. This didn’t work…show more content…
John jay wrote the eighty-five essays; know collectively as “The Federalist” papers. Also, James Madison and Alexander Hamilton assisted him in the writing of these essays. They where published under pseudonym public in newspapers across the states. Federalist were the people who supported the constitution. The anti-federalists were those who do not support the new constitution. The first five states to agree with the constitution where: Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, and Connecticut. In February 1788 a compromise was stated that in assurance that amendments would be imminently proposed. George Washington became the first president of the United States. The Bill of Rights guarantees each individual certain basic protects. These include freedom of speech, religion and the press, the right to bear and keep arms, peaceably assemble. Also, protection from unreasonable search and seizure as well as the right to a speedy and public trial by an impartial jury are some of the freedoms garneted by the Bill of Rights. In 1789, the father of the Bill of Rights was James
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