United States Constitution

QUESTION: It has been argued that united states constitution came about primarily through an evolving series og meetings, conventions, and congresses. support, modify, or refute this contention using specific evidence. In Philadelphia, 1787 the united states constitution was drafted in a series of meetings and conventions. None of the delegates were interested in a meeting to talk about the weak A. O. C, but once they were lured to Philadelphia the delegates realized that they need something to replace it.

In the meetings they discussed that the government wasn’t strong enough, they didn’t have a strong hold over taxtation and, they talked about the peoples’ individual rights. While the delegates were in Philadelphia they discussed that the A. O. C wasn’t strong enough, which caused them to bring up incidents such as Shay’s rebellion. This rebellion particularly alarmed the government because they couldn’t control the people. They had no power at all over them. Daniel Shay showed the government that they couldn’t stop the people from committing crimes.

In one of the meetings the delegates, deliberated central government was unable to enforce its laws. Their solution was in one of the meetings was to create three branches legislative, executive, and judicial. The legislative branch would be made up of two houses; however, unlike our national government today, representation in both houses would be based upon a state’s population.

This plan differed from the Articles of Confederation that gave each state one vote in Congress regardless of its population. At another convention, over the three month period, delegates conferred about congress’ denial of any powers of taxation: it could only request money from the states. The states often failed to meet these requests in full, leaving both Congress and the Continental Army chronically short of money.

The country was in major debt, but had no way to pay it off. As a resolution delegates came up with to pay the debts of the United States, and to provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States. Taken together, these purposes have traditionally been held to imply and constitute federal government's the taxing and spending power.

Another problem fixed with the constitution because of the weak government (a. o. c) was individual rights,now stated in the constitution “all men created equal. ” Although slavery wasn’t given up by the south there was a compromise. The compromise was slaves in the south would count as 3/5th, but the other side was that they couldn’t “transfer” new slaves in. some of the delegates were worried that the new government would turn into a tyranny and the president would turn into a king like they had just got rid of.

So it was said that none of to branches of government would be stronger than the other. The constitution was composed throughout many meetings over a three math time period, things discussed were that the central government didn’t have enough power, they needed a stronger hold on taxation, and individual rights. It was said that the a. o. c didn’t give the government enough power. Also that the central government should have some holds on taxation. And that all men should be equal. But now the central government is in check. POWERED BY TCPDF (WWW. TCPDF. ORG).