From Declaration to Constitution: America's Path to Independence

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The American colonies assertion for freedom from the English rule officially began with the Declaration of Independence. In the monumental document the founding fathers state their grievances with the English policies, and most importantly make a promise to the American people of maintaining a fair constitutional republic based in pluralism in which sovereignty lies with the citizens. The follow through to the promises made by the Declaration of Independence is the United States Constitution. The Constitution set into official law the equality of American citizens, created a network of checks and balances, relying on an informed populace to preserve the republican system of government, and the secure establishment of a federal model, resulting from the prior events, conflicts, and compromises that necessitate the existence of the Constitution as well as being inherent in it’s writing and ratification.

The Declaration of Independence solidified the American Colony’s succession from the English during the revolutionary war. The declaration let the English monarchy know where the …show more content…

Under the Articles of Confederation the individual states remained sovereign and maintained their independence, congress served as a last ditch effort to appeal disputes in addition to that congress was granted authority to build upon alliances, create treaties, maintain armed forces and coin capital. The weakness of the central government under the Articles of Confederation made the collection of states taxes and regulation of commerce incredibly difficult and nearly impossible to reinforce. The major weaknesses and downfalls of the Articles of Confederation necessitated the enactment of new federal laws. These new laws would be discussed and voted on, in the Constitutional Convention in 1787 in

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