The Constitutional Convention
And the U.S. Constitution
Refresher: Why are we gathered here?
We are gathered here because our country is failing to effectively sustain itself with its current form of government. The current legislature, the Articles of Conederation, is too lenient with states powers, leaving little authority to the federal government. The federal government is present for the purpose of holding the Union together, so we should be granted the power to do so. Join us in drafting a new Constitution that will be supreme law of the land. Federalists will trump over the Anti-Federalists and a new Constitution will reign.
Friday, May 25th 1787 at 10am
Philadelphia, PA, United States
The Men Behind the Law
- James Madison
- Benjamin Franklin
- George Washington
- Alexander Hamilton
Why it was a cause for Civil War
The Constitution allowed for slavery to continue being instituonalized. The 3/5th Compromise allowed for the South to hold true to their wishes, while the North kept their regional values. Sectionalism grew, and thus allowed for regional hatred to grow.