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Right from the beginning of its creation the constitutionof the United States has been a shaky document The very basisfor it being there was in fact illegal The story of Americanpolitics starts with the Declaration of Independence Thisdocument was brilliantly written by Thomas Jefferson andcompacted all of the great ideas of enlightenment into one shorteasy to read paper The declaration stated all of the ideals thenew American nation would strive for A constitution was neededas a way in which to fulfill those goals The articles ofconfederacy were created as that constitution However they wereweak because no state wanted to give away any of their powersand so the articles eventually failed That is when the modernday constitution was starting to form The Articles ofConfederacy stated that in order to change any part of thedocument all thirteen states must agree to the change Therefora meeting was called so that they could amend the failingarticles However representatives from two of the states didnot show up Even though not all states were represented themeeting started and the first vote was to totally throw away theArticles of Confederacy The constitution wasnt formed yet andit was already a flawed document Because not all states wererepresented when the articles required it the constitution wasan illegal document The delegates working on the constitutionnew that they needed a stronger document because the articlesproved too weak but it still needed to please all of the states This was impossible So what ended up happening was the newducocument became more and more vague The only way to create adocument that would pass was to make a document which didntreally solve any problems but make each state believe that thereproblems would be fixed This was accomplished by making it sothat it was too vague to offend anybody but you could read intoit This made for a document that would be seriously flawedbecause people would be able to read into it too much It couldnot work The Constitution
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