The United States Constitution: The Future Of The US Constitution

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The U.S. constitution is the foundation of our national government. On September 17, 1787 it was signed by the delegates at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. ("The U.S. Constitution") By signing this, the Constitution replaced the first national governing document called the Articles of Confederation. Before it could be passed, it had to be ratified by nine of the thirteen states. Soon after the constitution was finally ratified, in 1791 the government decided to add the Bill of Rights to the Constitution. (Bill of Rights of the United States of America (1791)) After the Constitution was written, many of the great delegates or "framers" called it a miracle. America 's first national government, the Articles of Confederation,…show more content…
(A History of the Constitution) This was included in the Executive Branch. The President is allowed two four year terms, if re-elected, to be in office. The Executive Branch says that President is the commander over the military and that the President has the power to veto legislative bills. The delegates decided that the President would be chosen by an electoral college. This meant that the states would vote for electors that would then elect the President. However, the Judicial Branch has a limited amount of powers. The Judicial Branch has a Supreme Court, which is the top dog of all other courts. This branch has the power to change laws through a judicial review. Then there is the Legislative Branch which controls all the other courts. These branches balance our…show more content…
This later became a huge issue for the government. (Celebrate the Constitution) At the end of the Constitutional Convention a delegate from Virginia, George Mason, discussed the addition of a bill of rights, but the other delegates opposed this. (Munson) The Anti-Federalists debated that the powers of the new national government would endanger the powers of the solo states and the liberties of the people. (Celebrate the Constitution)However, the Federalists said that adding a bill of rights to the Constitution would be unneeded. A Federalist, Alexander Hamilton, said the federal government would only use the certain assigned and limited powers, and that it would not threaten the basic liberties of the people. Then on June 8, 1789 James Madison discussed adding nine amendments to the Constitution that allowed certain rights to the people. On December 15, 1791 the Bill of Rights was added to the constitution. The first eight amendments of the Bill of Rights establishes specific rights and liberties. The Ninth Amendment says that the American people have rights that are not even in the Bill of Rights or constitution. The Bill of Rights shaped what being American

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