The Importance Of The Constitution

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Business today was very successful. As a merchant I enjoy seeing my clients spend their money at my place of business. Many events happened recently which piqued my interest and caused me to reevaluate my opinions. Talk of the Constitution is really making the United States feel independant. It has been several years since we fought the British. The year is now 1790 and the Constitution has just been ratified. It has been a about fourteen years since the signing of the Declaration of Independance in 1776. The Declaration of Independence contained many of the philosophical ideals of John Locke which I strongly agree with. Incase I forget, John Locke is an English philosopher and physician who is recognized as an enlightenment thinker. Locke…show more content…
The Constitution is an amazing advancement for the United States as a country. I think that it is a considerable improvement of the Articles of Confederation which was designed to make sure the federal government did not gain too much power. A fellow merchant told me that the Constitution was created a few years back in June of 1787. The Constitutional delegates were supposedly a wealthy group of bankers, merchants, shippers, and slave owning planters. Nevertheless, the majority of these delegates were interested in including economic conditions that would benefit merchants like myself (Economic Interests, 2001). Like mentioned earlier, the Constitution is replacing the Articles of Confederations which has guided the United States since the early days of 1777. The Articles were too weak and could never get anything done, so the Constitution was created to fix…show more content…
Being wealthy myself, I can benefit from the commercial and financial plans that the Constitutional delegates included in order to secure their wealth and power (hartford). One of these commercial plans is not outlawing slavery. Many of the raw materials created here in the Americas are grown, mined, and collected by slaves. Slaves make the production of goods much cheaper because they provide free labor. Being a man of business, I can then redistribute the products by reselling them to the public. The Constitution was created in order to benefit my economic class. Despite all of these changes, I do not entirely agree with the Constitution. One part of the Constitution that I do not agree with is the three-fifths compromise. The three-fifths compromise deals with not only the taxation of slaves, but it also determines how many seats the southern states have in the Continental Congress. Before the Constitution, the Southern states only had thirty eight percent of the seats in Congress. However, now after the three-fifths compromise, the southern states occupy forty five percent of the seats in Congress (The Three-Fifth 's Compromise, 2015). Living in New England, I am at a disadvantage. The representatives who voice my region’s opinions have lost power in the government. Nonetheless, I still support the ratification of the Constitution because it is
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