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Principles of the United States Constitutionalism Rachel Zollweg GOVT 421: American Constitutional History David VanHeemst 22 January 2016
2 The framers of the United States Constitution were for nothing less than a free state where every citizen could enjoy the inalienable rights borne from birth and to the fullness of their stay while under the sun. The article of confederation, the American first governing document rendered the national government weak, and the states were operating as independent states, this disunity never pleased the delegates and instead worked for the United States Constitution, which was signed in 1787 at Constitution convention in Philadelphia. The delegates at the convention in Philadelphia devised a plan for a stronger federal government with legislative, executive and judicial as the primary branches along with a system of checks and balances to ensure no branch had too much power than the other. The delegates at the independence hall were the well-educated group that included lawyers, bankers, farmers, merchants and some had served in a continental army, and most of them being Protestants. The United States Constitution is based on underlying principles, which give America its uniqueness and greatness. 1 Therefore, the paper seeks to find out the principle of the United States constitution, how they relate to one another and the goals they stand for in the United States.

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