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Were the founding fathers intentions for the writing of the Constitution truly to build a strong government or simply to strengthen their already rich lifestyles?

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Cover upEveryone has a position and a goal in life. We must remember that in order to achieve that goal one must change their position to suit the times. This is what the founders may have done.

Actually, i believe the answer is both. While everyone has a position and/or goal they are all trying to achieve, i believe that, since these people risked their lives to forge this new country, they saw that America at the time was in trouble under the Articles of Confederation. I also believe that they felt that while doing this would possibly help them, they also saw it as their duty to fix what they started in the first place. But yes, they never intended for power to reach the hands of average citizens. James Madison said, "those who own the country, should run it". So as i said, i believe the answer is both.

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