United States Constitution

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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...