The Constitution had to be written because the original organization of the new states under the Articles of Confederation failed to turn the individual colonies into a true nation. Under the Articles of Confederation the individual states retained their own sovereignty, freedom and independence from each other and more importantly from a federal government. States were free to issue their own money, fix their own tariffs, and maintain their own militia. There was no president or federal judiciary. There was a need to stop the states from acting in their own self interests rather than in the interests of the states as a nation. The Articles of Confederation were replaced by the US Constitution, creating "a more perfect union." (Even though the prior union was not perfect and technically there is no such thing as "more perfect.")
Mainly, the Constitution provides the framework for our republican form of government. It confers specific authority to each of the branches of government and to the several states. And it provides for certain protections of civil rights that no majority can abridge or abrogate.
It was also a response to Shays' Rebellion.
Daniel Shays led a rebellion burning down court houses throughout the colonies in 1786. The farmers were in a desperate situation and figured if there were no courthouses, the judges couldn't rule to have their farms taken away. It began in Massachusetts and spread to other states. The states did not have the manpower to back down the militia rebellion, but under the Articles of the Confederation the federal government did not have the authority to step in. Many of the men involved in writing the Constitution were actually nervous of giving the federal government more power so soon after they had fought the Revolutionary War. Even George Washington was quoted as saying "I almost despair of seeing a favorable issue to the proceedings of the convention, and do therefore repent having any agency in the business."
The US Constitution was written in 1787.
The US Constitution was written for the people of the US. It is written for the people by the people
Yes France has a written constitution. The French Constitution was written in 1791 and is modeled after the US Constitution.
The US Constitution was in 1787.
The Preamble of the US Constitution discusses why it was written.
The US constitution was written with a quill pen.
The US Constitution was written to replace the Articles of Confederation.
No it is not.
The United States constitution was not written in 1776. The Constitution was written in 1787 after the declaration of independence was written in 1776.
The US Constitution was written in 1789. There is no US Constitution of 1835.
Britain doesn't have a written constitution.
The US Constitution was not created by the Founders. The US Constitution was written by delegates who attended the Philadelphia Convention.
yes the constitution of america
It was written in Philadelphia
The United States Constitution was written on September 17, 1787
The US Constitution replace the Articles of Federation.
The US Constitution was written on parchment paper. Parchment is made from either calfskin, sheepskin or goatskin, although I could not find the exact makeup of the US constitution.
It was written in 1864.
The US Constitution was written due to the failure of the Articles of Confederation.
political parties are outside the written constitution
there has been 27 written changes to the US constitution