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The Declaration of Independence states: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing Wood quotes John Adams: Historian Maury Klein described the contemporary debate: However, during "the founding era, many a public figure.
But according to McDonald, to avoid resorting to the violence that had accompanied the Revolution, the Constitution established "legitimate means for constitutional change in the future". In effect, the Constitution "completed and perfected the Revolution".
For many Americans in the North and the South, disunion was a nightmare, a tragic cataclysm that would reduce them to the kind of fear and misery that seemed to pervade the rest of the world.
And yet, for many other Americans, disunion served as the main instrument by which they could achieve their political goals. The confederation government was administered de facto by the Congress under the provisions of the approved final draft of the Articles until they achieved ratification—and de jure status—in early In delegates of five states the Annapolis Convention called for a convention of delegates in Philadelphia to amend the Articles—which would require unanimous consent of the thirteen states.
The delegates to the Philadelphia Convention convened and deliberated from May to September Instead of pursuing their official charge they returned a draft new Constitutionproposed for constructing and administering a new federal—later also known as "national"—government. They further proposed that the draft Constitution not be submitted to the Congress where it would require unanimous approval of the states ; instead that it be presented directly to the states for ratification in special ratification conventions, and that approval by a minimum of nine state conventions would suffice to adopt the new Constitution and initiate the new federal government; and that only those states ratifying the Constitution would be included in the new government.
For a time, eleven of the original states operated under the Constitution without two non-ratifying states, Rhode Island and North Carolina. In effect, the delegates proposed to abandon and replace the Articles of Confederation rather than amend them.
Necessity then, rather than legality, was the practical factor in abandoning the Articles. James Madison of Virginia and Alexander Hamilton of New York—they who joined together to vigorously promote a new Constitution—urged that renewed stability of the Union government was critically needed to protect property and commerce.
Both founders were strong advocates for a more powerful central government; they published The Federalist Papers to advocate their cause and became known as the federalists. Because of his powerful advocacy Madison was later accorded the honorific "Father of the Constitution".
Rumors of likely secessionist movements were unleashed. There was buzz as well that some states planned to abandon the American Union and form a regional confederacy. America, it was said, would go the way of Europe, and ultimately three or four, or more confederacies would spring up.
Not only would these confederations be capable of taking steps that were beyond the ability of Congress under the articles, but in private some portrayed such a step in a positive light, in as much as the regional union could adopt constitutions that secured property rights and maintained order.
This as opposed to a consolidated union that "totally annihilated, without any power of revival" the sovereign states. Emerich de Vattela recognized authority on international law, wrote at the time that "Treaties contain promises that are perfect and reciprocal.
If one of the allies fails in his engagements, the other may George Tuckera jurist in the early republic era, wrote in And since the seceding states, by establishing a new constitution and form of federal government among themselves, without the consent of the rest, have shown that they consider the right to do so whenever the occasion may, in their opinion require it, we may infer that the right has not been diminished by any new compact which they may since have entered into, since none could be more solemn or explicit than the first, nor more binding upon the contracting partie[s].
The fact that a new union was lawfully formed in the s by secession from the old confederacy did not mean that a new confederacy could be lawfully formed in the s by secession from the old union. Writing inexactly midway between the fall of the Articles of Confederation and the rise of a second self-described American Confederacy, [Chief Justice John] Marshall summarized the issue nicely:Discovery, Exploration, Colonies, & Revolution.
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