I don't think The Articles of Confederation are working.
The Constitutional Convention continued...
The Constitution will greatly benefit the United States!
The 1st Amendment
Of course! The 1st Amendment says that all citizens have freedom of religion, you can believe in anything you want!
I'm a muslim, can I be here?
In February 1787 the Congress invited each state to send delegates to a convention in Philadelphia to improve the Articles of Confederation.
The 2nd Amendment
Am I allowed to buy a gun?
However, instead of improving the Articles of Confederation, during the meeting in May, the delegates came up with a entirely new and different U.S. Constitution.
The XYZ Affair
Go to France and discuss a treaty with them.
The 1st Amendment states that U.S. citizens have the freedom of speech, the freedom of press, the freedom of religion, the freedom of assembly, & the freedom to petition.
The XYZ Affair continued...
The 2nd amendment states that citizens have the right to own weapons so they can defend themselves.
According to the 2nd amendment, yes.
President John Adams sent U.S. diplomats to smooth out some past conflicts with the French.
3 French agents show up and told the diplomats that France refuses to discuss a treaty unless they are bribed with $250,000 and given a loan of $12 million. This caused many Americans to become very angry and call for war.