...American forefathers in framing the document so that it would continue to live, and would survive the test of time.
The Supporting Facts and Observations in Favor of a Finely Crafted Living Document
It was only after five years of debate and discussion that, in 1781, the Articles of Confederation were ratified (Jenson, M., 1950, p. 3). These 13 Articles serve as the Preamble of the American Constitution. What this period of time shows, is that the debate about the ensuing Constitution were serious and time consuming debate. The original 13 Articles of Confederation, while they were enough to prevent the country from sliding into chaos; were not sufficient in content or wide enough... On the Nature...