Why did the founding fathers make the amendment process so complex?
To make sure that fundamental changes in the structure of government would require substantial time and debate and reasoned consideration. That way bad ideas that look good on the surface could not be rushed into effect before everybody had a chance to think about them.
What were the historical causes for amendment 6 to be important enough to be included in the original bill of rights?
The Federalist Papers debate what the "Due Process of Law" is and what it means; by the meaning set forth by those who wrote the amendment the Due Process is an actually fair court where people are tried fairly; following a long line of traditional procedures. They (the founding fathers) had just thrown off a court system that only claimed fair trials, while not actually producing them.
The right to privacy isn't explicitly written into the Constitution, but is represented by the Ninth Amendment of the US Constitution. The Ninth states that "[t]he enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people." This is an acknowledgement of the Founding Fathers' inability to put all the rights of the people into the Bill of Rights, and places a limit on the power…
There are two fundamental reasons for this flexibility and adaptability: the amendment process and the US Supreme Court. The amendment process is lengthy and complex; only 27 times in our Nation's 223 life-time has our Constitution been changed by amendment. To underscore how complex this process can be, our newest amendment, the 27th, required 201 years to be ratified. On the other hand, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is an active observer…
What do you mean by "This way?" Are you referring to the process that was used or to how they structured the document? And If you mean the process, do you mean why did the constitutional convention work according to the rules it did or do you mean whay was the convention held? If you mean why was the constitution structured the way it was, what specifically do you want to know? Michael Montagne
The amendments do what they sound like they do. They amend the constitution. When the constitution was written the founding fathers made it so changes could be made but they didn't want it an easy process to do so they created the system we have. This makes the constitution a living document because in the 200 years since it was written many things have been invented and the country is a different place than it…
Which amendment contains a clause decreeing that no person will be deprived of life and liberty and or property without due process of law?
When the founding fathers wrote the constitution they didn't think that the population of the colonies were educated enough to pick a president. At the time 90% of the population were farmers, many didn't speak English, and white men over 21 who owned land were the only ones who could vote. So, they set up the electoral process.