The American English: A Historiographic Analysis of the Formation of the American Constitution

  • 2015

The American English: A Historiographic Analysis of the Formation of the American Constitution

Author:
Matthew Jordan
Abstract:

With the formation of the United States of America, the founding fathers quickly found that the governing ideals of the Articles of Confederation would not serve the best interests of the people. As a result, concerned citizens, who would soon become known as the founding fathers, framed a new constitution in the Constitutional Convention of 1787. This article focuses on the different theories as to why the Convention was called, the logic behind key decisions, and the mentality of the people who created the Constitution. Using statistical data and more recent articles amalgamated with older ones, this paper juxtaposes several interpretations in an effort to bring about the most accurate historical interpretation.