When James Madison and the 56 other delegates to the Constitutional Convention met in Philadelphia in May 1787, they intended to amend the Articles of Confederation. They ended up creating a new constitution, and Madison, representing Virginia, became the chief recorder of information. Madison had helped develop Virginia’s Constitution 11 years earlier, and it was his plan that served as the basis for debate in the development of the U.S Constitution. Madison argued for a strong central government that would unify the country. The Convention
How can a government designed in the eighteenth century deal with modern issues? The solution is in the Necessary and Proper clause of the U.S. Constitution, also known as the elastic clause, which allows Congress to make laws it needs to carry out its enumerated powers. The Necessary and Proper Clause has been subject to controversy over the wording of the clause. So to what extent does the Necessary and Proper Clause grant a new power to Congress and what does the word proper mean? Under Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, Congress has the power "to make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or any Department or Officer thereof".
The First Continental Congress meeting took place in Philadelphia on September 1, 1774. The meeting was called in order to gain or restore the harmony between Great Britain and the American colonies. Furthermore during this meeting all the colonies present decided that each colony will get one vote and well as the proposal to have a president to be in charge and lead the congress. The second Continental Congress met to appoint a committee of five to begin to start working on the Declaration independence. According to Coleman, “Thomas Jefferson is known as the author of the Declaration of independence.”(pg.)
In 1787, James Madison wrote the Constitution during the Philadelphia Convention which is now known as the Constitutional Convention. Once it was passed and signed this gave freedoms that were never considered before in the United States. This was actually the second Constitution to be written. The first written was the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution was written to include seven articles at the time and there are now 27. The first 10 articles are the Bill of Rights which lay of the basic rights and freedoms given to those people who live in the United
The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, otherwise known as The Articles of Confederation, were an agreement between all of the thirteen colonies that served as the first constitution. A committee appointed by the Second Continental Congress drafted the Articles in July of 1776, a few days after the drafting of the Declaration of Independence. It was then sent to the colonies for ratification in late 1777. Ratification by 13 colonies was completed in 1781. Even when they weren’t ratified the Articles provided a system in which the Continental Congress used to direct the Revolution, conduct diplomacy with England, and deal with the Natives.
Since the establishment of the United States Supreme Court in 1789 the role and function of the court has varied depending on the need of the country. There are several different schools of thought when it comes to the purpose and the function that the Supreme Court should take, ranging from strictly ruling on constitutional matters up to weighing in on national policy cases. To evaluate what role the court actually takes, one must examine both the institutional function as well as the political function. Alexander Hamilton’s Federalist No. 78 has been considered one of the most influential pieces of work in the field, as it lays the ground work of what he believed was the role of the court.
The first part of this apply assignment consists of summarizing the Bill of Rights, written by James Madison in 1789, which was ratified in 1791, to the people and the limitations placed on the government. In the Bill of Rights that he wrote the ten Amendments. I will try to simplify and summarize what each one meant. The second part of this assignment I will choose two of the amendments that I feel strongly about and what would happen if they were eliminated and what the nation would be like today. Bill of Rights The following is the list of the ten amendments and their meaning simplified through a website source that I found to understand better, 1st Amendment- The people have the right to practice their religion without the interference
The Declaration of Independence was signed and finished on July 4, 1776. A special committee was picked to write the very important document. The document consisted of different things like things to establish independence. Also some grievances against the king were included in the document. The Declaration of Independence was key in forming the United States.
Literature in the Colonial Period “The distinction between Virginians, Pennsylvanians, New Yorkers, and New Englanders, are no more. I am not a Virginian, but an American,” as Patrick Henry, said at a meeting with the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia. The radicals of the colonies were highly persuasive by using theme and key articles and speeches. American literature played a big role in changing American forever. First off, theme played a huge role in changing America and American literature during the Colonial period.