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When a group of 55 men gathered in Philadelphia they would write a document which truly benefited themselves the upper class and the elite They were educated people and very wealthy people The reason that the people who wrote the constitution were all wealthy is because they needed to be able to afford to take off from work for such a long time to write the constitution There was no popular vote taken directly or indirectly on the proposition to call the convention which drafted the constitution A large mass was under these prevailing suffrage qualifications excluded at the outset from participationIndeed it was true that the members of the Philadelphia convention who drafted the constitution were the elite and truly were very concerned with deriving economic advantages in the establishment of the new government system However even though they were concerned with protecting and promoting their own financial interests they still were writing the constitution for the ultimate goal of attaining a truly democratic society Even though they favored themselves time and time again in the writing of the constitution they did make many compromises for the benefit of the common people After all they did have to get it ratified by two thirds of the states If the constitution was so unfair it obviously would not have been ratified There are many examples that the constitution was an upper classmans document and was not as democratic in its original form as it is today The constitution did not give all people a say in the government Realty was favored greatly and only white males who owned land had suffrage rights In addition the Bill of Rights was not included in the original constitution The founding fathers also gave more power to the senate which represented the elite They have the final say in almost all matters They also make treaties and serve as the jury for impeachment preceedings Another big advantage that the
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