The Year Of 1787 And 1788 Essay

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The year of 1787 and 1788 was a very busy period in history for Americans. States such as Georgia, Massachusetts, Maryland and many other states signed the United States Constitution. There were also wars being declared, some states joined the Union and the United States Constitution went into effect as of June 21st, 1788. Forming the constitution was considered to be a “political experiment” (Kramnick 170) and once they were able to gain their first nine states, they felt it was ready to take into effect. Although the constitution was formed to establish “The perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity” (Kramnick 171), not everyone was for the US having one government control all. The group that was formed before the constitution was the Anti-Federalists’, who were against the new constitution and never signed it. They wanted to prove to everyone that the Federalist, the group who created the constitution, was all about power instead of creating this document to help Americans. This debate between the Anti-Federalists’ and Federalists’ is important because it has served as the foundation for the United States for over 200 years. Another reason why this debate is so important to understand is because there are people today who don’t agree with the government having so much power. There are those who feel the government having…

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