What changes to the Constitution would the founding Fathers make in light of the current War On Terrorism?
I don't think its really possible to answer that question. The framers developed the constitution based on their experiences in the culture of the 18th century enlightenment. There is no way to tell how they would react to modern circumstances. They wrote the constitution to be flexible in its interpretation so that it could be applied to changing circumstances. They might be very surprised to learn that it has lasted, with very little change, for over 200 years. Michael Montagne
Although the founding fathers were brilliant in creating a foundation for government in America, they knew that the Constitution was far from perfect. That is why the constitution is known as a living document because as society changes (ex. abolishing of slavery) the constitution changes as well. The constitution can be amended and new clauses can be added.
What are the three ways the constitution can be adapted to the changing needs and conditions of the country?
Do you mean, "Why did they create the Constitution?" or, "Why was the Constitution written down?" For "Why did they create the Constitution?", because the Founding Fathers realized that the Articles of Confederation were not stable enough. The United States needed a stronger federal government. For "Why was the Constitution written down?", so that if any changes were necessary, it would be easy, and also so that we wouldn't have to memorize the Constitution. If…
The meaning of the Constitution having the ability to evolve over time shows that the founding fathers provided for changes that would need to take place for future generations within the United States. The evolution capabilities of the U.S. Constitution have made it possible for voting rights, the abolishing of slavery, new state additions, and more.
Jefferson's original rough draft was first submitted to Benjamin Franklin and John Adams for their thoughts and changes. The entire committee reviewed after Franklin and Adams's changes. After much discussion 26 changes were made from Jefferson's original draft. The Committee presented it to Congress on Friday June 28th which ordered it to lie on the table.
This is how it was set up by the founding fathers who wrote the US Constitution and what the colonies/states agreed to when the joined the federal union that maks up the United States of America. The system has worked well for over 200 years and there has been no serious movement to change it,. (In the case you do not know, the Constitution can be changed and changes have been made.)
The question is confusing because the word 'Amendment' itself means 'change'. The Founding Fathers ratified the Constitution then added in the original 10 amendments (I thought) everybody learned about in school--the Bill of Rights. Total, there are 27 Amendments to the US Constitution. There has been only one 'change' in the Amendments, and that involves the 18th and 21st Amendments. The first enacted Prohibition, the latter repealed it.
Did the majority of the founding fathers feel that the Constitution would be an enduring vital document for 200 years into the future?
The original idea was that since most states have their own Bill of Rights, they would not need to include one in the Constitution. However, to help appeal to other states so the Founding Fathers could get everyone to approve of it, they decided to add them as amendments, or formal changes to the constitution. 12 were proposed, but only 10 were passed. They resolved the issue by including these 10 amendments as the Bill…