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?
The Problems encountered with writing the Constitution
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."
Why was a National Constitution needed?
Arguments against the Constitution:
"We should consider that we are providing a Constitution for future generations and not merely for the circumstance of the moment."
What were their revolutionary aspirations?
Well, they changed…
Thomas Paine wrote:
"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.
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