The Constitution Essay

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The Constitution is known as a work of genius to many Americans throughout the United States. There are views of why the Constitution was written and what the Constitution has helped to establish. George Bancroft said, “The Constitution establishes nothing that interferes with equality and individuality.” While, George supported the Constitution and believed that all people should be equal. Charles Beard however, believed that the rich people would control the government directly or control the laws by which the government operates.
Beard however, researched the founders of the Constitution and found that most of the founders had a strong economic interest in establishing a strong federal government. However, Beard wanted to make sure that it was clear that he did not think that the Constitution was written to benefit the Founding Fathers personally. He believed that the Constitution was merely written to help benefit the groups that the Founders represented which was, “The economic interests they understood and felt in concrete, definite form through their own personal experience.” However, later on Alexander Hamilton suggested that a President and Senate be chosen for life. Although, Hamilton made this suggestion at the Convention, the people however did not take his suggestion. The Constitution helped to provide for the Senators to be elected by the State legislators, and for the Supreme Court to be appointed by the President.
Later on, it came time to ratify the Constitution. The ones who were favoring the adoption of the Constitution were as followed: James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay. James Madison believed that representative government was needed to maintain peace in a society ridden by factional disputes. Madison believed that the r4eal problem was, “How to control the factional struggles that came from inequalities in wealth.” He believed that minority factions could be controlled by the principle that decisions would be by vote of the majority. Madison described in Federalist #10 whose peace he wanted to keep, “A rage for paper money, for an