Focus Question:. Was the Constitution a fulfilment of their Revolutionary aspirations?. The Problems encountered with writing the Constitution. The public didn’t see a need to become one nation. The state leaders didn’t want to become one nation as they may lose their power.
Was the Constitution a fulfilment of their Revolutionary aspirations?
Washington said "I do not conceive we can exist long as a nation without having lodged somewhere a power which will pervade the whole Union in as energetic manner as the authority of the state governments extends over the several states."
"We should consider that we are providing a Constitution for future generations and not merely for the circumstance of the moment."
Well, they changed…
"The same tyranny which drove the first emigrants from home, pursues their descendants still."
The Declaration of Independence and Thomas Paine’s Common Sense convey the revolutionary atmosphere of 1776.