How did the Founding Fathers get the idea for the Constitution?
English colonists arrived in America and settled the colonies and brought with them the ideas of government that had been developing in England for many centuries. Some of those ideas included limited government, the idea of representative government, philosophical and political ideas of men like John Locke, and the practice of government that had been developing in the colonies for almost 200 years prior to the writing of the Constitution of the United States. The men who helped write the Constitution were well educated in political and governmental ideas. They were practical as well as intellectual and through much compromise, helped develop a form of government that has withstood the test of time.
Which idea did the Founding Fathers include in the Constitution that allows Congress to meet the needs of a changing society?
Federalism was established when all of the former "colonies" met in Philadelphia to work on a new government. The idea was to create a constitution that created a "federalist" central government with a good deal of power, but not to the extent that it would make the states non-players in the course of governmental affairs in the US. They created a so-called "presidential" republic, here the powers of government were divided into three parts. They…
it was the constitution that was before the one we have today. it didnt work well, so it was revised into the modern constitution by our founding fathers. it was the constitution that was before the one we have today. it didnt work well, so it was revised into the modern constitution by our founding fathers.