Ratifying Consitution Essay

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Haylie Stickel Civics Frickman Should the constitution be ratified or should it be tossed? The Articles of Confederation established America’s first national government but it was a weak one because it was a free government. This became apparent after Shay’s Rebellion; the government couldn’t regulate the economy or apply a foreign policy. We needed to change the Articles of Confederation thus a meeting was called to the Annapolis Convention. There were plenty of arguments over what to add or take out so some delegates came up with the idea to abandon the Articles of Confederation and establish a new constitution. I was completely for this new constitution because it would secure our government and people. Many others were against this new idea because it was not fair to the people and could cause a monarchy. Although this is true, the people have more of a say in this new government because they vote to choose our representatives and they can vote to change the representatives or how the government works. While in a state sovereignty there is uncontrollable power which could cause anarchy. Alexander Hamilton agreed in ratifying a new constitution, he said, “If mankind were to resolve to agree in no institution of government, until every part of it had been adjusted to the most exact standard of perfection, society would soon become a general scene of anarchy and the world a desert.” In other words, if we wait to make a perfect government then there will be chaos and everyone in the world will be lost. So we should work to make a more than perfect government using the new constitution. If this same debate occurred today I believe the results would be different. I do not believe people would want a new constitution. Everybody loves their freedom in the United States; we just don’t like the politicians. We need new politicians to follow our current

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