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Why did the founding fathers create the new constitution?


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2012-04-10 20:23:09
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The original constitution, the Articles of Confederation, was extremely weak. Its only success was in establishing laws for new territories. It did not provide guidelines to how to pay off war debts, how to pay Revolutionary soldiers, collect taxes, or how to protect the U.S. from other countries. The national government was so weak under these articles that there was no way to address any of the problems facing the new nation.


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The Founding Fathers made a new Constitution between May and September of 1787. It was adopted on September 17, 1787 and then sent to the states for ratification. It required 9 of the 13 states to become the law of the states. That happened on June 21, 1788 when New Hampshire ratified. Within 5 weeks, Virginia and New York ratified. NC in 1790 and RI in 1791

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The Anti-Federalists made a condition that they would only agree to the Constitution if there where a Bill of Rights. The Founding Fathers were men of their word and it was done.

The goals of the Founding Fathers for the new government under the U.S. Constitution are contained in the Preambleto the Constitution:"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, 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."

They were trying to protect the country from becoming a anarchy. this is why the pilgrims originally moved from England to the new world. they were under a anarchy or under a king in other words. so the founding fathers tryed to to protect that from happening to America ... you mean a monarchy?

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Because the Articles of Confederation was not strong enough to begin with, they decided to write a completely new document... The Constitution of the United States of America.

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He was a law student from New Jersey that was one of New Jersey's representative's in the constitutional convention.

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