During the early phases of their growth, the American colonies began to build democratic traditions. The colonial experience influenced the future United States’ political and social beliefs embedded in the Constitution. For example, self-government, local meetings, and majority norms in politics were all important. These concepts were adopted by the Americans and placed into the US constitution.
The Connecticut Compromise established the legislative framework and representation that each state in the United States would have. The agreement that established today’s system of congressional representation is widely regarded as the cornerstone of the contemporary legal system in the United States. The Great Compromise further biased the Electoral College due to the disproportionate representation of tiny states. I believe the system should be updated to account for paper equality, real population distribution, and political power.
Slavery concessions were seen as a price to pay by the authors of the Constitution in exchange for southern delegates’ support for a strong central government. They believed that if the slave trade were limited in the Constitution, South Carolina and Georgia would refuse to join the Union. However, by ignoring the issue of slavery, the designers have sown the seeds of future strife. The developers avoided using this word since they knew it would taint the paper. However, this proved to be a mistake as further disagreement arose, and slavery flourished until an additional compromise was reached. Despite this, the Constitution is occasionally referred to as a document that legitimizes slavery.
Different approaches to the topic of democracy and the US constitution have been heard recently. Some argue that the Founding Fathers wanted to establish a republic rather than a democracy. As a result, the Constitution’s democratic ideals may and should be the subject of debate and reform. The other issue is Senate inequity, as well as a generally insecure system of checks and balances that does not function effectively. Whether the US constitution is fundamentally democratic is disputed, but the answer is unlikely to affect much.