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firmly believe one of the fundamental characteristics found in the Constitutionand the Government is distrust This distrust can be found within its own system the philosiphy of Thomas Hobbes and John Locke political leaders and major events Examples on why this state of distrust is still happening today can be found throught the constitution the Electoral College Federalism and various acts by national leaders The Constitution was written to organize a strong national government for the American states Previously the nations leaders had established a national government under the Articles of Confederation Instead of keeping the United States unified the Articles were causing it to fall apart There was no unity because there was no leadership and no court system Each State attempted to cede land for it own from other States The boundaries were constantly changing This had a negative effect on the loyalty of the people and on the economics of each area On the days from September 11 1786 to September 14 1786 New Jersey Delaware Pennsylvania and Virginia had a meeting of their delegates at the Annapolis Convention Too few states were represented to carry out the original purpose of the meeting which was to discuss the regulation of interstate commerce--but there was a larger topic at question specifically the weakness of the Articles of Confederation Alexander Hamilton successfully proposed that the states be invited to send delegates to Philadelphia to render the constitution of the Federal Government adequate to the exigencies of the Union As a result the Constitutional Convention was held in May 1787 The Constitutional Convention which wrote the Constitution of the United States was held in Philadelphia on May 25 1787 The conventions assigned job following proposals made at the Annapolis Convention the previous September was to create amendments to the Articles of Confederation The delegates however immediately started writing a new constitution Although the first president George Washington was not a Federalist his Secretary of the
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