R. Cook J.R.
US History 2111
The drafting of the United States constitution still to this day remains one of the most significant events in US history. The progression of creating a perfect government to make both federalist and antifederalist jubilant allies. The constitution was similar to the creation of the Magna Carta in England based on its contribution to the sovereignty of the country, both of these documents define (and limit) the powers of the state leaving the ultimate power to the people. The constitution was sought out to resolve some of the fundamental values that were not resolved in the articles of confederation. What makes the drafting of the constitution a crucial event in history is the fact that it has resulted in present day America involving the unity of the Nation. This paper seeks to take a deep analysis on the drafting of the constitution and the events that led to sculpt it.
There were many issues that revolved around the politics involving the Articles of Confederation. One important factor was that the Articles of Confederation gave the states most of the power. The issue upon not limiting the state’s power caused many disputes throughout the nation. These disputes began to create war within the delegates of the Articles, the federalist thought that a strong government was crippling the economy and limiting the people of the freedom of speech and unalienable rights they longed for and deserved. Federalists on the other hand believed that a strong government was perfect for the nation and would keep the nation civilized with a quintessential purpose among the nation’s torrential residents.
Eventually after all the fighting and was finished both part came up with an proposal with the system of checks and balances and the separation of powers. This system of government originates from Montesquieu and John Locke’s idea of separating government into...