The Constitution is born in 1787



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Confederation, which established a “firm league of friendship” between the states, and vested most power in a Congress of the Confederation. The Articles Of Confederation were our first plan for American government but why was it afraid of strong central government like “Britain”?

There were many weaknesses of The Articles Of Confederation; Congress had trouble passing laws due to the fact that nine of the thirteen states had to agree before any laws could be passed.

The New U.S. Constitution was written in 1787, signed September 17th 1787 by 39 founding fathers and ratified  on June 21, 1788.  Federalists described a strong national government that shared power with the states. They also thought Bill Of Rights is unnecessary.

Anti-federalists said that states should have most of the power, they did think that the Bill Of Rights were necessary amendments before any Constitution could be ratified. The Creation Of Bill Of Rights or the first 10 amendments was drafted by James Madison.  They used the Virginia Declaration of Rights by George Mason. Basic human rights can not be violated by the government.  This is why Virginia founding fathers were so influential.  The act now commonly called the Virginia Statue for Religious Freedom began simply a Bill For establishing religious freedom. Thomas Jefferson wrote Virginia Statue for Religious Freedom in 1777.

.Although the Articles Of Confederation helped established our new nation it had failed in variety of ways. The main problem here was that the states refused to give the national government enough power to work correctly. Since there was no president or executive branch and also no judicial, laws could not be effectively enforced and interpreted at the national level.

September 15, 1787 is the original Constitution Day.

The need for the Constitution grew out of problems with the Articles of We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” — Preamble to the Constitution