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Following the American Revolution the United States were stuck in quite an undesirable situation The situation was that they did not have a government to live or grow under This problem was readily and quickly solved though with the creation of the Articles of Confederation For nearly ten years the Articles were in place as the first government to unite the United States Through time though the Articles of Confederation proved to not be as effective as they were when first created Great weaknesses in broad areas the documents helped to spawn disastrous rebellions within the developing country Surprisingly enough at this early point in Americas history signs of revolution began sweep the nation Luckily enough though Americas founders were able to recognize their mistakes and understand that something had to be done to either revise the Articles of Confederation or start from scratch and form a totally new constitution Ultimately their decision was to at a constitutional convention create a totally new constitution for the well-being of the United States of America Eventually after much deliberation and attempts at ratification on June 21 1788 the laws of the constitution that were created came into effect This document in its final form although believed to be mostly democratic in nature was also in many ways very conservative Democracy in the United States Constitution comes in different forms but most likely not as many as one would expect The men that created the constitution wanted to shy away from making it democratic because a democracy would leave too much power in the hands of the people One aspect of the constitution that was at best semi- democratic was the election of the president To elect the president nearly all property owning men or those who were important businessmen such as merchants or lawyers were allowed to vote in the presidential elections Allowing for everyone to vote in many ways could not be more democratic It allows
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