The formation of the U.S Constitution

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Story on how the U.S Constitution came about.

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  • The formation of the U.S Constitution.
  • After being in the new world for a while and no longer wanted to be ruled under the British.The 13 colonies felt the need to form a strong centralized government to help guide them as the Articles of Confederation proved to have many weaknesses in it. Which was no longer suitable in governing the states.
  • After the ratification of the Articles of Confederation in 1781. The Framers decided to make up a new set of laws to govern the states known as the U.S constitution written by Benjamin Franklin, George Washington and James Madison to name a few.
  • The Framers then drafted up a document known as the U.S Constitution which gave a set of laws and rules to which all the states would follow in being able to have the nation run and be governed smoothly. These rules also included the Bill of Rights which gave limits on the governing of centralized power and gave the citizens rights of their own.
  • The constitution made up three branches of government being executive, judicial , and legislative that would give equal power to each other and check the balance between the three. The document was ratified in 1787 which took two years for all the states to agree.
  • The Constitution was one of the first steps in making a strong and powerful government throughout the colonies and paved the way to introduce more topics and strategies to govern the states in using a Federal system and letting its people have a voice in what they wanted in their government.
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