Theu.s. Constitution : Is It One Of The Most Powerful And Significant Document Our Country?

1329 Words May 3rd, 2016 6 Pages
Darienne Jackson
Mr. Walker
HIST 2111-305
April 28, 2015
The U.S constitution is undeniably one of the most powerful and significant document our country has. It is essentially our country’s foundation and serves as a guideline. The need for this document arose when America noticed its first governing document, the Articles of Confederation, wasn’t strong enough. They knew we needed a stronger U.S government and a more unified set of laws, so on May 25, 1787 the constitutional convention was held in Philadelphia. There was a total of 55 delegates there from each state besides Rhode Island, being that they were against forming a stronger government. The delegates were either Merchants, lawyers or bankers, and were all fairly well educated. Among the attendees were Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and George Washington who was elected to serve as president of the convention.
The debate over the U.S constitution lasted a few months. The final draft of the constitution was ratified on September 17, 1787, with George Washington the first to sign. With this new document they made sure to lean from the mistakes and holes in the Articles of Confederation. It displayed the plan for a stronger more defined government by creating the three branches of government, executive, legislative, and judicial. It also created the system of checks and balances, which was made to ensure that none of the branches gain too much power.
Among the many changes this document…

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