The Constitution: Weakness
Dina Price
University of Phoenix
Professor John Hummel

How the Constitution addressed the complaints in the Declaration of Independence

The United States Constitution has addressed many in the Article of Confederation and Declaration of Independence. Some took more time than others, but they got fixed either way. As you know every problem comes with a solution. If the problem did not have a solution then things would be different in today\'s world.

The Constitution: Weakness
The weakness that the Constitution addressed in the Articles of Confederation were Congress did not have enough power under the Articles. They could not raise an army, collect taxes, regulate trade between states or foreign trade, and force states to follow laws. The way they address it was that the constitution gives congress enumerated powers. Enumerated is a power that is specifically listed. An example for it is that congress has the power to raise taxes. Another way to address the problem was that the constitution also gives and provides the congress with wiggle room. General welfare clause says that congress has the power to make laws that provide for the well-being of its citizen. Necessary and proper clause-congress has the power to make laws necessary and proper to enact enumerated powers.
Complaints addressed in The Declaration of Independence
How did the constitution address the complaints in the Declaration of Independence? After web searching I got six complaints that has been said in the Declaration of Independence. The three branches of government were divided by the constitution because the absolute power was exercised by the King. Why? Because the first American colony was settled after the power of the king was limited. Without consent colonists were taxed. During the parliament colonists weren\'t represented, but the British were. Congress got the power to tax and citizens elected the representatives. A guarantee in the English Bill of Rights happened when freedom got a threat from the king when he wanted to make war with American colonists. A new constitution can only change the government because the colonial legislatives violated the rights of people so the king dissolved them. A guarantee was given to the constitution and bill of rights for the rights of people. A threat to liberties and economic came from the king standing on armies and telling citizens give them a quarter of their homes. Why? Because the welfare of the American colonists. The right to free trail comes upon when the king suspended it. When the nobles got granted by the Magna Carta and when the British also got granted the Bill of Rights was when it got suspended. From what I read the king has done many things to the Declaration of Independence. If the Constitution did not fix any of these complaints or problems then the world would be different today than it is now.
What was the Great Compromise?
The Great Compromise it was known as the Connecticut Compromise. It was debuted among delegates that decide how much representation a state has. In 1787 at a constitutional convention delegates gather around to reach a compromise on the issue of representation. It affected the congress formation and also the House of Representatives formation. Delegates only visualize one. Representatives from each state should be part of the branch, in which most delegates\' agreed. The Virginia Plan was favored by most delegates in larger states. In the New Jersey Plan it would require all states to be represented by congress equally. The number of citizens did not matter in the state.
Roger Sherman suggested the creation of a two-chambered congress while a compromise was reached. After the two-chambered the House of Representatives was created. This time today two senators and members of the House of Representatives represents each state. The population of the states determined the amount of representatives.
There are four methods of amendments. Two have been used and the other two is a possibility that they were used. The two methods that were actually used is for a bill to pass in both US House of Representatives and senate, and passed by 2/3 of majority each. It goes on to the state once it gets passed. It takes all the amendments once it goes through the route. The other method is for the constitution convention to be called by 2/3. Three fourths of the