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ray the American Revolution because it reflected changing American beliefs about self-governance and democracy, wherein democracy is not about civil freedoms of the majority alone, but the freedom to shape socio-economic and political affairs according to the changing needs, realities, and sentiments of their times.
Before the argument is supported, the ideals of the American Revolution should be explained first, wherein it is fought because of the goal of self-governance, or self-determination with little interference from the Empire, or a central government. Benjamin Franklin answered the Members of the Parliament’s (MPs) question on how Americans felt three years before the Imperial government repealed the Stamp Act in 1776. Franklin stressed that before 1773, Americans greatly loved and respected their mother country; however, because of controls on colonial trade, ban on colonial money, and additional stamp taxes, Americans became dissatisfied with the latter (34). They fought back the British because they believed that not only independence would be favorable for them, but that the possibility of a “new social and political order” that relies on the will of the people would also provide limitless opportunities for development (36). The Prohibitory Act further cut the ties between America and Britain, and it even affected minority loyalists. The law declared all Americans as outlaws whom the King would no longer protect (36). The same unfair central-control problems happened before Shay’s rebellion. During this time, state governments were the ones exerting high taxes on the people. Shay started a rebellion that wanted to stop creditors from confiscating the land of farmers who could no longer pay their debts. These issues show that the American Revolution basically aimed to ensure the interests of the public through limiting the control of the government over their economic conditions.
The Anti-Federalists are wrong because the 1787 Constitution did
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On the other hand, those who had various objections to the constitution were labeled as the Anti-federalists. The Anti-federalists had a variety of objections to the constitution. However, they were all united by their belief that liberty could only be secured in a small republic with limited powers in which the rulers were close to.
Were the Anti-Federalists Correct? Was the 1787 Constitution a Betrayal of the American Revolution? Why or Why not?
The founding fathers of federalism for United States of America had great expectation and a desire for a functional government, to maintain order in the nation.
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams and John Adams were all parts of their particular Colonial councils some years soon after the Declaration of Independence. This exposed them to the means of governance and enabled them to administer the new country soon after the independence and plant the ideals of federalism.
American Constitution of 1787 and pluralism. The constitution of the United States of America was adopted on the 17th day of September in the year 1787. The constitution was passed by a constitutional convention that took place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
It suggests that the American Constitution is a manufacture rather than a growth. (Dicey, 1915 24)
In fact, each of these political organisms is the product of progressive history. It is true that the Convention of 1787 sent out a single document for adoption, while the written parts of Britain's fundamental law are embodied in several documents, which took form at different periods.
Madison had to reinvent the political wheel and purpose and ingrained the ideals that guided and motivated him during his forty years of public life. After the ratified constitution was adopted in 1789 the world for the first