Essay on Pos Wk 1

954 Words Aug 25th, 2012 4 Pages
Running head: Constitution Timeline

Julie Haire
Grand Canyon University: POS-301
June 29, 2012
Paul Oranika Constitution Timelines The great nation we live in is unlike any other because of “liberty, equality, individual rights, self-government, and lawful powers” that are afforded to its people through the United States Constitution (Patterson, 2011, p28). Since we began our journey away from parliamentary government, the colonists who created this nation worked hard to create a nation that would be fair to all who lived here. Americans enjoy the pursuit of happiness, freedom of living and equality because of our Constitution. The foundation for our constitution can be traced back as far as medieval times and
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With the signing of this document, the colonists declared themselves free of the rule of the Crown that they saw as a power that had inflicted unjust ways upon them. This was the beginning of breaking free from the unfair rule of England’s King and to ensure that tyranny did not take place in the New World. “When armed conflict between bands of American colonists and British soldiers began in April 1775, the Americans were ostensibly fighting only for their rights as subjects of the British crown.” (, 2012). Thus they decided to break free from the rule of the Crown and signed in the The Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
The Articles of Confederation was created in 1777; this was created to help states hold its people accountable for their actions. This was an effective type of government for a while but problems would soon arise. Each state had representatives in congress that spoke for them but money became the biggest issues at this time. Each representative was paid by its state but with the inability to tax the money soon ran out. Soon large taxes were imposed on farmers and this would lead to a rebellion. This rebellion is known as Shay’s Rebellion. “The farmers in western Massachusetts organized their resistance in ways similar to the American Revolutionary struggle” (ushistory, 2012). The Farmers were led by Daniel

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