Assignment 1: Constitution Of The United States

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Constitution Paper By: April 13, 2015 HIS/110 Instructor: Constitution of the United States In the 1700’s men came up with a set of laws that they felt could aid the people of the US. There were some objections with the Decoration of Independence that the Constitution was capable to address. The Constitution was capable to detect and address weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation. There are some explanations why the Constitution changed and it aided for the US. The Great Compromise was an official contract for the big and small states that have two representatives in the upper house for each state. The Constitution addressed the weaknesses by letting the central government specific privileges. The Compromise or The Great Compromise,…show more content…
In the Articles of Confederation, the congress wanted to make voting on a state-by-state basis and proportional state taxes based only on land values. When it came to the decision as to what to do with the western lands, it was undetermined what actions to take. When the Congress sent out a copy of the Articles of Confederation for each state to review, they found it was not flawless but decided it was better to have a flawed plan rather than no formal national government. States such as New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware refused to agree to the Articles until the other larger states “relinquished their western land claims.”(U.S. Department of State Office of the Historian, n.d.). Finally, New Jersey and Delaware signed off on the Articles and Maryland followed reluctantly after a British invasion on their land and New Jersey agreed to let go of their western land claims. “The Articles created a sovereign, national government, and as such limited the rights of the states to conduct their own diplomacy and foreign policy.” (U.S. Department of State Office of the Historian, n.d.). The Articles were then found to be flawed in the fact that they did not have a strong enough central government and they were a weak and easily attacked nation in…show more content…
Their definition of amendment meant an improvement or a revision to an original context written previously. There are a few ways that an amendment can be made or become part of the Constitution itself. Oddly enough, only one of those ways has ever been used since the signing of the Constitution and that is having “2/3 of the Senate and House approve the proposal and send it to the states for a vote. At that point, three-fourths must approve the proposed amendment.” (U.S. Constitution, 2010.). According to Article V of the Constitution, “The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by Congress;” (U.S. Constitution,

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