The Constitution was not fully supported by the people

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    The constitution is often thought of as a document that was unanomously supported by the Americans but the document was barely ratified in most state legislatures by three or four votes. Not even all states signed onto it initially.

    The biggest blow to the idea that the constitution was wholly popular was the fact that many of the most prominent founders of the revolution such as Thomas Jefferson did not show up to the constitutional convention itself so this change was not supported by all the founders of this country.

    The only way the constitution could get over this massive hump was to throw in the bill of rights which was nothing more than re-affirming ideas already states about how the government should run and have the creators of the document run around and write the federalist papers in order to get people to vote for it.

    If you were to run a popularity poll on its approval it probably would have got George W. Bush's numbers like 50.0000001% of the vote which shows how contentious this new constitution was at the time.
     
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    Are you going somewhere with this?
     
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    1. The Constitution would go into effect with only 9 states approving it. ALL 13 did.

    2. You make it sound like Jefferson didn't BOTHER to show up and he didn't support it. Not true. He was BUSY being our Ambassador to France and became a STRICT CONSTRUCTIONIST supporter of the Constitution once it went into effect.

    So...come back when you get your history right.
     
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    So Jefferson was spending all his time on vacation in France?
     
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    Hawaii didn't exist then.
     
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    Eventually all 13 signed on...
     
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    ihopehefails has an agenda here. I hope that it is something more than some Americans didn't like the Constitution. News flash, ihhf, we all learned that in high school. If you mean anything more than, let us in on the subtext.
     
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    And it turns out the Anti-Federalists were correct in their warnings against the Constitution.
     
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    They've had two tried at Confederation....:lol: How did THOSE work out?
     
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    I don't know what you're asking.
     

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