Evaluate Arguments for and Against the Ratification of the Constitution.

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The year is 1776, American has just gained it’s independence from Great Britain. The Declaration of Independence has been signed and the United States has experienced a rebirth. What is next for this great country? The Articles of Confederation came and went because it didn’t really work for the states. The great idea of having a constitution for ALL the states came up which also brought up many debates, disagreements, and arguments within the states. After having ratified the constitution arose more debate and heated arguments between the states. This brought curiosity whether the Great United of America would survive because they had just beat the world’s strongest country and they are arguing over how to run their country? Doesn’t look so good for America. Although there were people who knew that America would make it through and be more successful than ever.

In 1776, Continental Congress called upon the colonies to make a constitution, in other words the Continental Congress was asking the colonies to present themselves as new states. Soon after the Articles of Confederation was created and was accepted by Congress in 1777 but wasn’t adopted by all thirteen states until 1781. The Articles of Confederation was America’s First Constitution and is often called the “Articles of Confusions.” The Articles of Confederation had linked all thirteen states but all were dealing with similar issues like foreign affairs. There was no executive branch because Congress was the chief agency of government and the judicial branch was left exclusively to the states. Pretty soon everybody was noticing that the Articles of Confederation were failing so the idea of a constitution was born.

Many people believed that the Constitution was a great idea! The people who supported the constitution were called Federalists. The Federalists included Alexander Hamilton, James Wison, John Jay, John Marshall, James Madison, John Dickinson, and Roger Sherman. Federalists thought that the...
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