United States Constitution Essay | The United States Constitution: An Undemocratic Document

This student essay consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis of The United States Constitution.
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The United States Constitution: An Undemocratic Document

Summary: The author's view the the U.S. Constitution is not representative of a democracy. The Constitution created a "natural aristocracy" that made the upper class the rulers of the government and did not allow for the direct election of representatives. The large majority of the population was not included in the Constitutional Convention.
The Constitution is an undemocratic document designed to protect the interests of a wealthy "well-bred, well-fed, and well-read" minority. It was crafted by those believing in a natural aristocracy for it was thought that merchants, creditors, bankers, and rich planters were the ones fit to create a government for their knowledge. (Doc. L) The people of the United States and the government entered a pact where the government had duties to satisfy the people, all of the people of the United States.

The Constitution divided power unequally between the people and the government. The people vote directly for representatives in the House of Representatives which is the lowest house with the least amount of powers. The vote excludes 90% of the population making "We the People" wealthy American land and slave owners. The Senate had members appointed by state legislatures. Senators' have a term...

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