The United States Constitution was constructed from a set of rules, also known as amendments, which were written with the great intention of securing the basic rights of all United States citizens and as such, it serves as an outline for the laws of the land by dictating the powers of the people and what is acceptable under the watch of the United States government. These rights are considered a privilege afforded to the people and should be exercised as indicated within the document. The history behind the induction of the second amendment began in the nineteenth century when in the summer of 1787, the Framers (included US Presidents) conspired with one another to write the articles of the United States Constitution during the constitutional convention. Fifty-five men drafted this document which serves as the blueprint of the United States government today. The motivation to construct and devise such a plan was created in order to give American citizens the absolute rights to proper enjoyment over their own lives.
Federalist 51 is a primary source from the time of the creation of the constitution. It was written by James Madison on February 8, 1788. It is an essay describing the Constitution 's usage of checks and balances system and why it was needed. At the time, the constitution was newly written. So, under the pseudonym of Publius; James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and James Jay: three federalists (people who supported the constitution and favored a strong central government with power shared between states), wrote the Federalist Papers.
On June 1766, the congress appointed a five-man committee (Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman and Robert Livingston) to draft the Declaration of Independence. As a member of the congress, Jefferson was chosen to inscribe the first draft of the declaration. Over the next 17 days, Thomas Jefferson wrote the most powerful testaments on liberty and equality in America. It justified the right for Americans to be self-governed and for all men to be equal, regardless of their age and economical status. After leaving congress in1776, Jefferson goes on another series of expeditions.
The Declaration Of Independence is a paper full of the most important documents. The Declaration Of Independence is a book that Thomas Jefferson wrote during the 2nd Continental Congress in 1776. The Declaration Of Independence was created to know about the problems they had with the King of England and infringement of rights. The Declaration Of Independence was written to explain what the King Of Great Britain didn’t follow that created injuries. Thomas Jefferson wrote it to warn the British from time to time of attempts by their country.
The first flag of the United States was made in 1776 and was first rose by George Washington on New Years. On June 14, 1777 the Continental Congress had came up that there should be 13 stripes on the flag. Also, on June 14 1777 the flag of the United States had been adopted to the union. In 1793 George Washington had gotten his first shipment of colors for the flag. From 1777 to 1960 congress has passed many acts that has made the shape design from the flag change.
In the Fall of 1787, upon reading the proposed Constitution of the United States that had recently been sent to the colonies for ratification, John Adams wrote to Thomas Jefferson: “What think you of a Declaration of Rights? Should not such a thing have preceded the model?”1 Jefferson wrote to James Madison later that same year: “A bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, general or particular, and what no just government should refuse.”2 In another letter to Madison, Jefferson stated more definitively: I do not like…the omission of a bill of rights providing clearly and without the aid of sophisms for freedom of religion, freedom of the press, protection against standing armies, restriction against monopolies, the eternal and unremitting force of habeas corpus, and trials by jury in all matters of fact triable by the laws of the land and not by law of nations.3 Thus, James Madison, the “Father of the Constitution,” had a dilemma in winning ratification of “his” constitution. Should a bill of rights be added to the proposed constitution? Originally opposed to the addition of a bill of rights, Madison, always a true advocate of those rights, eventually accepted that a bill of rights should be adopted. It became necessary to gain acceptance of the proposed Constitution,
George Washington was a known leader in Virginia. He was one of the first persons to speak out against English tyranny. In 1774, he was voted in as a delegate to the First Continental Congress in Virginia. A month later, he rose to the Second Continental Congress, with some talk that he might become the commanding officer of all the forces. Prior to becoming president, he served as a British military envoy.
After Jefferson had finished writing his “rough draft” of the declaration, the committee made some final changes (“Declaration of Independence). Finally on July, 4th 1776, the Declaration of Independence was finally adopted (“Declaration of Independence). Although the document is titled the Declaration of Independence, it did not “establish” the colonies independence. The declaration only stated a cause for action, and after it was adopted there was no “turning back” (“Declaration of Independence). On July 8th, 1776, the city of Philadelphia met at the state house which today is now called Independence Hall to hear the declaration read aloud (“Declaration of Independence).
Left with the task of forging the first democratic nation in many centuries, the founding fathers delicately pieced together a government inspired by the ideals of the Revolution. On this pubescent time period, Merill Jensen writes: “an attempt was made to write democratic ideals and theories of government into the laws and constitutions of the American states.” The founders made the radical choice to separate church and state. In a draft of his bill establishing religious freedom, Jefferson wrote: “WE the General Assembly of Virginia do enact that no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship.” The result of the Revolution was a united push for radical political and social changes that changed history. In his essay, The War for Independence was not a Social Revolution, “Zinn concludes that the American Revolution was really a successful effort to preserve America’s status quo.” Zinn believed that the “contest itself was generally a struggle for office and power between members of an upper class.” These views complement those of Andrew Hacker who concludes, “It was over colonial manufacturing, wild lands and furs, sugar, wine, tea, and currency, all of which mean, simply, the survival or collapse of English mercantile capitalism within the imperial-colonial framework of the mercantilist
The first settlers in America came to the New World to seek religious liberty. Taking a risk, they began their treacherous journey to an unknown land in order to practice their own beliefs without limitation. Later in the narrative of the making of America, the founding fathers drafted a constitution-- a collection of laws and regulations which set up the government we still know and practice today. Arguably the most important part of the constitution, the first amendment, gives citizens the freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition. These freedoms have been the backbone of this great country for centuries, has set us apart from other nations, and has shaped the course of American history.
The United States Constitution was created to define the powers and limitations of the government. It replaced the Articles of the Confederation, and was ratified by all 13 states in 1787 (American Government, n.d.). The ratification of the Constitution was not without opposition, and the government was split into two groups: federalists, and anti-federalists. The federalist group believed that a national governing body, ruled by the elite class was necessary. Antifederalists, on the other hand, believed that state governments should have more say, and that the government should be run by ordinary people (American Government, n.d.).
Hamilton was still focused on creating a strong central government. In 1787 he arranged a meeting with other delegates to talk about ideas and trying to make attempts to fix the Articles of Confederation. In The Federalist Papers Alexander Hamilton wrote 51 of them and there were only 85. In the presidential elections in 1800 Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were the nominees. Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton were both running to be Thomas Jefferson’s vice president.
They hoped to create a better government. The Constitution replaced the Article of Confederation permanently in March 4, 1789. The Constitution created checks and balances between the three branches. It also, established the Bill of Rights, and the first ten amendments of the constitution. The Constitution had to be ratified by at least nine states out of thirteen.
From 1787 to 1788, anonymous essays were appearing in the New York Times newspapers. They were published under the pen name “Publius,” who later was found out to be a man named Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton was one of the Founding Fathers of the United states. He, along with two other men, James Madison and John Jay, were promoters of the constitution, and were the ones who wrote the Federalist papers. These papers were eighty-five separate essays that’s intention was to urge the residence of New York to ratify the new United States Constitution.
In collaboration with James Madison and John Jay, Hamilton wrote 51 of 85 essays under the collective title The Federalist (later known as The Federalist Papers). In the essays, he artfully explained and defended the newly drafted Constitution prior to its approval. In 1788, at the New York Ratification Convention in Poughkeepsie, where two-thirds of delegates opposed the Constitution, Hamilton was a powerful advocate for ratification, effectively arguing against the anti-Federalist sentiment. His efforts succeeded when New York agreed to ratify, and the remaining eight states followed suit. This created a chain reaction with the public, with the role of a strong figure in represntation of the country, through the behalf of Hamilton [Hamilton,