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The American constitution is one of the most envied constitutions in the world. Other countries envy how Americans uphold all that is stipulated in their constitution and how it works for them. This paper closely looks at the process that America went through to get the coveted constitution. The process was not easy at all, many conventions took place and the process was time consuming among other resources. However after all this, the constitution was left to individual states to either ratify or reject it(Tilly 2007). The paper also discusses the ratification of the constitution and the compromise made by delegates in the constitutional convention of 1787.The paper will present the writers view regarding democracy in America, did the constitution bring democracy or did democracy bring the constitution? The American constitution provides for human rights and upholds democracy to the highest level. Democracy in this case is leadership for the people, where the citizens have a stake at the leadership and decision making process.
The role of democracy in the constitution making process was well defined and respected. Democracy was exhibited in the making of the constitution as peoples suggestions were respected and considered. At this early time, democracy was not known by many and not many countries had a constitution. The American constitution was designed by delegates who had been chosen from all states to represent the interests of their people(Tilly 2007). The representation of the greater population by few delegates in the constitutional conventions was a show of democracy. The opinions and interests of the greater majority were represented by people whom they had chosen. Delegates clearly understood the mandate they had been given by the people and upheld it. A historian may ask himself, did the constitution bring democracy or did democracy bring the constitution? Democracy brought the constitution however, the constitution upholds and supports for democracy. The people were able to seat in all the conventions, give each other a chance to contribute and come up with a constitution to guide the country democracy brought the constitution.
Democracy also involves freedom of speech. Members of a democratic republic have the freedom to express themselves and share any agenda that they may have regarding the country and development. In 1787 during the constitutional conventions, there was a deadlock on how states would get representation in the congress(Stewart 2007). Every state wanted and supported the policy/suggestion that favored them. Large states with high populations supported the motion to have more representatives for larger states with high population t.............
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