Does The Constitution Affect Modern Society?
Wood are two different authors who bring different perspectives on the Constitution. According to Howard Zinn, the Constitution was a compromise between Federalists and non-Federalists to decide how commerce was should be done between the states where the federal government did not have a lot of authority and there was a need for a balance of power. The final draft of the Constitution was not well received by some people and criticized by others.
In 1913, a professor from Columbia University named Charles Beard writes about the intentions of the Founding Fathers to a rift between the two political parties. He mentions that the Founding Fathers come together to create a stronger central government that was not based on “patriotic reasons but because they wanted to protect their own economic interest.
In contrast, Gordon S. Wood opposes Zinn’s argument by