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"... A CONSTITUTION INTENDED TO ENDURE FOR AGES TO COME, AND CONSEQUENTLY, TO BE ADAPTED TO THE VARIOUS CRISES OF HUMAN AFFAIRS."
JOHN MARSHALL, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court,
McCulloch v. Maryland, 1819
For over 200 years, The Constitution has been the very heart of the American Government. It has guided all processes of protection, freedom and justice in an evolution of stability, beckoning a shining light for all the world
The Constitution was forged from the hearts of great men envisioning freedom and the preservation of such freedom for all. The long war with England led the colonies, known as the United States of America, to inscribe a binding agreement. That document was the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union. They were adopted by states in 1777, signed in July 1778. They were ratified by the last state, Maryland, March 1781
The Articles of Confederation proved to be weak with little hope of accomplishing what the creators envisioned. The solution to this dilemma was why the Constitution was drafted. The Constitution Convention gathered on May 25, 1787, at Independence Hall. The same hall that the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 was adopted
The amending of the Articles of Confederation proved futile, so instead the Constitution was born on September 17, 1787, and was officially adopted March 4, 1789. This document formed the basis for a strong central government by the people for the people. The government now was the mediator between the states with sole power in foreign affairs and defense of our home lands. Most of all, the government was to protect all her people's rights. One of the many strengths of the document is the ability to add amendments as nothing human is perfect.This takes care of the unforeseen needs of the future
With God's will, this great document will be a shining light for all the world for the next 200 years and beyond