The Constitution Right from the beginning of it's creation the constitution of the United
States has been a shaky document. The very basis for it being there was in fact illegal. The
story of American politics starts with the Declaration of Independence. This document
was brilliantly written by Thomas Jefferson and compacted all of the great ideas of
enlightenment into one short easy to read paper. The declaration stated all of the ideals the
new American nation would strive for. A constitution was needed as a way in which to
fulfill those goals. The articles of confederacy were created as that constitution. However,
they were weak, because no state wanted to give away any of their powers, and so the
articles eventually failed. That is when the modern day constitution was starting to form.
The Articles of Confederacy stated that in order to change any part of the document all
thirteen states must agree to the change. Therefor a meeting was called so that they could
amend the failing articles. However, representatives from two of the states did not show
up. Even though not all states were represented the meeting started and thefirst vote was
to totally throw away the Articles of Confederacy. The constitution wasn't formed yet and
it was already a flawed document. Because not all states were represented when the
articles required it, the constitution was an illegal document. The delegates working on the
constitution new that they needed a stronger document, because the articles proved too
weak, but it still needed to please all of the states. This was impossible. So what ended up
happening was the new document became more and more vague. The only way to create a
document that would pass was to make a document which didn't really solve any
problems but make each state believe that there problems would be fixed. This was
accomplished by making it so that it was too vague to offend …