Constitution Paper

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The Constitution is important to America because it was the document that had founded our government. It was the basis of what would form the United States. It outlines all of our rights as citizens and gives a complete list of all the things we can do, and the rights that we have. The Constitution is the most important document ever crafted in American History, it had developed the representation of the Great Compromise, it had addressed the weaknesses in the Articles of Confederation, and it addressed the complaints in the Declaration of Independence

The Great Compromise was an agreement amongst the nations with the Connetticut delegates Roger Sherman and  Oliver Elsworth. The delegates had decided that the American government would have two houses in Congress: The senate where each state has two Senators, and the House of Representatives where each state has a number of Representatives based on population,in other words, a bicameral system. The Great Compromise provided that membership in the House of Representatives would be in proportion to the states population and members would be elected by all of the voters in the state. while the membership of Senates would be equal.

The Articles of Confederation were the original document in the United States that had served as the Supreme law and sought to combine the disparate colonies under a single governmental entity until the Constitution had replaced The Articles of Confederation completely. Established during the revolutionary war, The strong central government were afraid that their individual needs would be ignored  by the national government. The Articles developed a constitution on purpose because it would provide poser to the individual states. Instead of having an executive and judicial branches of government, The articles had their "Independence"

The Articles of Confederation did not have enough central government and gave to much power to the states. With no president or federal judiciary, this...
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