The Constitution And Bill Of Rights In The Constitution Of The United States

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The Revolutionary War was a battle between the British colonies of North America and King George III, the King of England, which spanned from 1765-1783. The Founding Fathers wrote, “…the purposes of government are to promote justice, to maintain peace at home, to defend the nation from foreign foes…. and, above all, to secure the ‘Blessings of Liberty’ for Americans,” (Ginsbery, 2015, pg. 29). The Constitution and Bill of Rights American in which citizens of the 21st century have grown up with was not the original idea our Founding Fathers created in the late 18th century. As the Constitution developed in the 18th century, debates started to emerge with the questions about where power should be concentrated within the government and the role of the Supreme Court will have. As the Constitution, we have today was created a battle between the Federalist and Antifederalists parties emerged as who will have the greatest say in the creation of the new nation. The Article of Confederation emerged from the colonies winning the Revolutionary War and was the central government after the war. The Articles had it strong points built in but it proved to be too weak to handle the …show more content…
However, this leads to another ongoing debate on what are the powers of the Supreme Court. Through the years the Supreme Court has come to different endings for how the Bill of Rights and the Articles will play out in shaping the American Government. In one case, McCulloch v Maryland (1819), “…which involved the question of whether Congress had the power to charter a national bank…” (Ginsbery, 2015 page 72). The Supreme Court decides to grant the power to Congress to have control over the banks. However, this leads to the abilities of the Supreme Court to interpretation the constitution and grant more power in the future to the different

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