Includes bibliographical references (p. 45-46) and index.
|Series||Critical thinking in American history|
|LC Classifications||E303 .E28 2006|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||48 p. :|
|Number of Pages||48|
|LC Control Number||2005001192|
Drafting the Constitution A combination of factors underscored the need for a stronger national government than the Articles of Confederation provided. American manufacturing was stunted because Congress had no power to impose high tariffs to protect domestic industry from foreign competition. This book is a substantial, stand-alone history of the drama and debate that went into the drafting and ratification of the U.S. Constitution. It offers an in-depth examination of the state of the new American nation after the Revolution; the fatal weaknesses in the Articles of Confederation; the growing clamor to draft a new plan of government. texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection. National Emergency Library. Top drafting the U.S. Constitution Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. EMBED EMBED (for Pages: The second of two volumes, this book situates the drafting of the Irish Constitution within broader transnational constitutional currents. Donal K. Coffey pioneers a new method of draft sequencing in order to track early influences in the drafting process and demonstrate the importance of European influences such as the German, Polish, and Portuguese Constitutions to the Irish : Palgrave Macmillan.
The new plan for the nation was called the Federal Constitution. It had been drafted by a group of national leaders in Philadelphia in , who then presented it to the general public for consideration. On Septem , representatives from most of the states voted to approve a ten-page document that became the United States Constitution. By , it was apparent to many leaders that the Articles of Confederation needed an overhaul or the union of states would eventually fall apart. When Americans started writing constitutions in the s, doing so was a new idea. The idea of having a written constitution as the original supreme fundamental source of law was an American invention. Now most nations around the world, with a few notable exceptions, have written constitutions. Fifty-five representatives attend and begin drafting the Constitution. On Septem , the convention comes to a close as the representatives sign the Constitution. — The Constitution becomes the law of the land after New Hampshire becomes the ninth and last state required to approve it. Discussing the Constitution's Origins.
A. A constitution embodies the fundamental principles of a government. Our constitution, adopted by the sovereign power, is amendable by that power only. To the constitution all laws, executive actions, and, judicial decisions must conform, as it is the creator . Drafting the Federal Constitution: A Rearrangement of Madison's Notes Giving Consecutive Developments of Provisions in the Constitution of the United States, Supplemented by Documents Pertaining to the Philadelphia Convention and to Ratification Processes, and . The Constitutional Convention of was called to revise the ailing Articles of Confederation. However, the Convention soon abandoned the Articles, drafting a new Constitution with a much stronger national government. Nine states had to approve the Constitution before it could go into effect. The drafting of the Constitution of the United States began on , when the Constitutional Convention met for the first time with a quorum at the Pennsylvania State House (now Independence Hall) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to revise the Articles of Confederation, and ended on Septem , the day the Constitution drafted by the convention's delegates to replace the Articles.