U.S. Constitution Formation

U.S. Constitution Formation

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  • U.S. Constitution Formation
  • Under the British rule the thirteen colonies started to feel that they are treated unfairly. The thirteen colonies declared their indepedence but their Articles of Confederation were not strong enough to give them a strong government.
  • The Constitution had its contributors such as James Madison and Benjamin Franklin. The document that provides strict laws that must be followed by the states was drafted by the Framers and the contibutors.
  • People were scared that if the government wants to expand its powers, they would be unprotected because they don't have stated rights from the Constitution.
  • The Constitution had its opposition. People that were called Anti-Federalists. Anti-Federalists were led by Patrick Henry. Because of the unsatisfied people with the Constitution, the Bill of Rights was created. The Bill of Rights, a document that states what the rights and liberties of the people really are.
  • After the Bill of Rights was created, the Anti-Federalists were less worried. Rhode Island was the last state that ratified the Constitution in 1790. Followed by the ratified Constitution, three government branches were created - Executive, Judicial and Legislative. Each branch has equal power with the others. The branches were able to check each other.
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