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Who Wrote the United States Constitution?

Gaynor Borade
The United States of America stands tall today on the principles enumerated by the representatives of the first thirteen colonies. The U.S. Constitution is an institution in itself. It has successfully helped countries that earned their freedom from colonial powers to welcome change.

Who Wrote the Constitution?

The United States Constitution is an assimilation of ideas from many minds. It is the joint effort made by the people, the Native Americans, as well as the settlers, who were intolerant towards suffering, and accommodating towards values that bound them together.
The Constitution of the United States of America is the supreme U.S. law, since it provides the framework for the working of the U.S. government. Benjamin Franklin and George Washington are two of the great minds that went into the design. However, it was the collective effort of representatives of all the thirteen colonies then that went into its making.

When Was the U.S. Constitution Written?

A road map to the United States Constitution involves the correct understanding of the time and era in which it was drafted. After raising an army of amateurs to fight the British colonial masters, and letting the might of the spirit reveal its glory, the Federal Convention convened in the Independence Hall, Philadelphia, on May 14, 1787.
The purpose was to revise the previous Articles, since only two states had sent their delegations. The Constitution power came from this very decision - action only when a quorum of seven states was obtained.
The resultant independent discussion, debate, and deliberation, manifested in the form of an entirely new government framework. The following sessions led to the drafting and redrafting of articles for the United States Constitution Bill of Rights.

Bill of Rights

The United States Bill of Rights comprises 10 amendments promised by supporters of the constitution during the deliberation of 1788. The need for jury trials and the right to access arms are amongst the many issues covered in it. The bill also included clauses like prohibition of excessive bail in the case of unusual punishments and enumerated liberties.
The Federal Convention concluded with a speech by Benjamin Franklin, and on March 4, 1789, the history of the constitution reseeded. The chief issues that found expression in the constitution were the role of the central government, state representation within the Congress, method of presidential and senator elections, etc.
This is the collective work of the people and the state legislators - a perfect example of cooperative statesmanship.
The Preamble

The Preamble represents the true spirit of the American Civil War, and is designed as a statement of purpose.
The promise of equality, fraternity, and unity amidst difficulty, are some of the major features of the preamble. The U.S. Constitution is the embodiment of the values of its people and their collective belief.

The Constitution Clauses

The clauses specified and ratified within the United States Constitution include:

▶ United States' Federal System of Government
▶ Regular adjustments to improve commerce
▶ A national legislature that could veto state laws
The constitution was ratified at different points in time and over a period of three years, 1787 to 1790. It was influenced by the experiences of the 13 states and the European experience of the need to have balanced forces to do away with tyranny.
The constitution was also based on the value of 'common law' extolled in the Magna Carta of 1215. There is no doubt that the content of the constitution may have been assimilated from other European influences, but the result is a great nation that stands tall today as an example in brotherhood and resilience.