Two reasons why states wanted written constitutions?
One reason the states wanted a written constitution was so everyone's rights were clearly spelled out. The other reason was so that the limitations placed on the government would not be in dispute. The people of the states wanted no ambiguity either way.
The UNITED STATES wanted to expand west, and by virtue of the Mexican War did in fact extend from 'sea to shining sea' - however, the South wanted to make sure that the states carved out of the new territories would contain sufficient slave states to maintain deadlock in the Senate over the issue of slavery.
Its all in the Declaration of Independence....The colonists were cranky because King George III was being a crotch, so they spelled it all out in the Declaration of Independence. This document starts with an introducition, then states all the reasons why King George was a jerk, and then ends with a conclusion. Pretty much the basic answer as to why the colonies wanted to break away is that they wanted to be able to govern…
Three reasons The Civil War occurred was: 1. Slavery, The south wanted slaves but the north didn't 2.President Lincoln won the presidential election and the southern states seceded 3.Rights, the southern states wanted the state government to be stronger then the Federal Government and the north felt the opposite