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History

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Claims
Skills
History
Works Cited
United States
Cons Arguments:
Argument #1: We are fine where we're at!
Argument #2: The Constitution should not be tampered with!
Argument #3 Vital to keep peace
Background
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Itzia Felix
Argishti Karamyan

"The Constitution of the United States of America." YouTube.
N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Aug. 2015. <https://youtu.be/OSWl5ldEv6w>.
Ginsburg, Thomas, Zachary Elkins, and James Melton. "The Lifespan of Written Constitutions." <i>The Lifespan of Written Constitutions</i>. The University of Chicago Law School, 2009. Web. 06 Aug. 2015.
"National Constitution Center." – Constitutioncenter.org. N.p.,
n.d. Web. 07 Aug. 2015.

Shmoop Editorial Team. "Constitution FAQ." Shmoop.com. Shmoop
University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 07 Aug. 2015.
Cons
According to a study by Professor of International Law and of Political Science at the University of Chicago, Thomas Ginsburg in his published article
The Lifespan of Written Constitutions
states the following
"Constitutions, in general, do not last very long. The mean lifespan across the world since 1789 is 17 years. Interpreted as the probability of survival at a certain age, the estimates show that one-half of constitutions are likely to be dead by age 18, and by age 50 only 19 percent will remain."
Its been 228 years since the writing of the Constitution, these years have gone on without an issue, why create one now?
"National Constitution Center." – Constitutioncenter.org. N.p.,
n.d. Web. 07 Aug. 2015.
The constitution divides the powers of the government into three different branches which are: the legislative branch, it makes the laws; the executive branch, which executes the laws; and the judicial branch, which interprets the laws
"National Constitution Center." – Constitutioncenter.org. N.p.,
n.d. Web. 07 Aug. 2015.

Shmoop Editorial Team. "Constitution FAQ." Shmoop.com. Shmoop
University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 07 Aug. 2015.
It is written in the the Preamble: “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
Why was the Constitution written
The Constitution is a principle, one upon which rules and laws are created. Now although times and people have changed the Constitution has not. Although the needs have changed over time our basic basic rights as humans are still protected under the constitution; that's what matters the most, for everything else there are Amendments. These are rights that could be easily violated by someone claiming to protect them, it could be infringed by the government.To protect us from that the Founding Fathers wrote up the Constitution.
What is the constitution?
The Constitution was signed and written in 1787 in Philadelphia in the Assembly Room of the Pennsylvania State House, which is now called the Independence Hall
It makes a government that gives people the power

Today we see riots left and right due to reasons both large and small, of serious matter or not. We have always had controversies regarding the even the wording of the Constitution. The second Amendment for example has been a subject of much controversy these days. It claims the right to an armed militia and the right to bear arms should not be infringed upon by Congress. Many today interpret this as the right to bear arms to be in aid of the armed militia, others say that the right to bear arms is in regards to any and all arms. The 4th Amendment is another famous one, it is in regards to the unlawful search and seizure of property with or without consent or probable cause.
In 1787, Congress authorized delegates to gather in Philadelphia and recommend changes to the existing charter of government for the 13 states, the Articles of Confederation, which many Americans believed had created a weak, ineffective central government.
Many of the country leaders were not satisfied with with the government that was created by the Articles of Confederation.
They wanted a much more powerful government that still protected each individuals rights.
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