Skip to comments.Today in History (3/4/1789)- Government under the U.S. Constitution begins
Posted on 03/04/2014 11:01:37 AM PST by kingattax
The first session of the U.S. Congress is held in New York City as the U.S. Constitution takes effect. However, of the 22 senators and 59 representatives called to represent the 11 states who had ratified the document, only nine senators and 13 representatives showed up to begin negotiations for its amendment.
In 1786, defects in the Articles of Confederation became apparent, such as the lack of central authority over foreign and domestic commerce and the inability of Congress to levy taxes, leading Congress to endorse a plan to draft a new constitution. On September 17, 1787, at the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, the new U.S. Constitution, creating a strong federal government with an intricate system of checks and balances, was signed by 38 of 41 delegates to the convention.
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I see Hillsdale College is running a reboot of their free online course “Constitution 101”.
My mother says its been adjusted to confront our current constitutional crisis.
What will the date be that Government under the Constitution dies?
(3/4/1789)- Government under the U.S. Constitution begins
(1/20/2009)-Government under the U.S. Constitution ends
Think it already happened.
You mean, How long ago? We haven’t had Constitutional government since FDR.
Yeah but there wasn’t a quorum due to the weather so nothing happened.
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And government under the Constitution ended one minute after the immaculation in 2009.
Their federal republic was rechartered into a democratic republic in 1913.
FDR certainly knocked off the democratic republic, and set the stage for the Frankenstein government of 2012, the ad hoc collection of political body parts that defies any description other than arbitrary despotism.