We need a document that states the basic principles that states the duties of our new government
Ratification is defined as formal approval. When the founding fathers started to form the new government for the United States of America, they released quite a documents and notices the people needed to know. these documents needed the majorities' agreement before they could be published.
Throughout US there have been many suffrage movements. Quite a few groups of people wanted the rights to vote. Groups of people such as Women, and African-Americans.
A Constitution is a set of basic principles that determine the powers and duties of a government. As a new country starting out, a constitution was needed. Although the government was going to be a democracy, the government would have some power. Those powers would be what was in the constitution.