Were The Founding Fathers Essay

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Founding Fathers were Democratic Reformers I believe that the founding fathers were democratic reformers and had the best interest of the country in mind when they were planning out how the government should work and writing the Constitution. One of the issues that have been greatly debated by historians throughout the years is if the founding fathers were actually democratic reformers that were creating the framework for the government in the best interest of the growing states. Although, every representative had an idea on how the country should run because they all had different state needs that needed to be addressed so that there was no weak link to the constitution. Even though these arguments were made specifically in the best interest of each state each idea is a valid argument because it helped to develop a debate on what is best for the country. John P. Roche wrote, “The Founding Fathers: A Reform Caucus in Action,” in this essay he begins by describing what a few of the states wanted to be put into the constitution.…show more content…
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