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James Madison also referred to as the father of the constitution developed The Federalist number 10 and 51 in an attempt to ratify the Constitution He felt as if this was necessary in order to correct what he described were the fatal flaws of the Article of Confederation On the other hand the Declaration of Independence was composed and mainly focused on liberty and natural rights Many major ideas of the Declaration of Independence and of the Federalist papers 10 and 51 influenced the development of the American government established by the Constitution of the United StatesThe Constitution was created andratifiedby conventions in each stateby The People on September 17 1787 by theConstitutional ConventioninPennsylvania Philadelphia The purpose of the constitution was to replace the old faulty government which was under the Articles of Confederation There were many problems associated with the Articles of confederation Congress had difficulty passing laws due to the fact that 9 out of the 13 states were required to agree on the laws for them to become ratified Another problem that occurred was after the American Revolution financial and economic struggle soon followed In addition the Articles of Confederation prohibited government to impose taxes on the state so they had accumulated large amounts of debts The states refused to give the government any money so as a result government had to print more money which drove the income straight in to inflation This was one of the major reasons George Washington was pro ratification of the constitution He didnt approve of the way government was being orchestrated because the Articles had made them weak The declaration as stated before was composed mainly because the colonist wanted liberty They believed that they had God-Given rights that couldnt be revoked such as life liberty and the pursuit of happiness These rights were called natural rights or natural law Natural law is a body of unchanging moral principles regarded
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