The Constitutional Convention: The Failure Of The Constitution

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After signing the Declaration of Independence in 1776, The 13 former colonies were undergoing an identity crisis. It was one thing to declare independence, but it was another to realize what you were now that you declared it. The Constitution was eventually written, at an attempt to create a more perfect union between the states. One of the amazing things about the Constitutional Convention was that the people knew most governments would result in either chance or war. They knew that what they were doing was sitting in a room and rationally trying to create a good government. They knew it was something that felt unique in world history and if they failed at what they were doing, they all believed that this would be the general…show more content…
This compromise helped carry the narrow victory in Massachusetts and was adopted by every state convention to ratify. This proposal efficiently heeded to the concerns of Anti-Federalists. I feel that it was in the best interest for the representatives of Massachusetts to refuse to approve the Constitution. They needed assurance that other amendments would be immediately proposed. After certain amendments, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights completely outlines the purpose and role of the United States government with remarkable terseness and economy of words. It protects the rights of people, and the states and sets up a system of checks and balances between three co-equal branches of government so that no one specific branch can become too superior. After Massachusetts and other states ratified the constitution, all 13 of the colonies approved and believed that this document would serve as a model and achieves a good balance between the rights of states and the rights of the federal government, one that has resulted in a relatively stable republic for more than 200 years. Ever since the Constitution was created, America has thrived and prospered across

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