Essay about The Constitution And Bill Of Rights

1093 Words Sep 20th, 2015 null Page
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 needs of the emerging nation. The Articles of Confederation had powers to, “declare war and make peace, to make treaties and alliances, to coin money or borrow money…” (Ginsbery, 2015, pg. 35). However, in order for any law or policy to pass, the Articles called for all 13 states to agree upon the topic at…

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