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As James Madison wrote in Federalist No. 51, “If men were angels, no government would be necessary.” But men are not angels and governments are necessary to maintain security and to secure rights; therefore, the constitution was created.
The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America. It was created on September 17, 1787 and ratified June 21, 1788. The first three articles describe the rules and separate powers of the three branches of government. A legislature: bicameral congress, an executive branch led by the President and a federal judiciary, or judicial branch headed by the Supreme Court. The purpose of the Constitution is to protect the natural rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. John Locke had said this in the declaration of independence but was changed in the constitution.
The Federalist Papers were written and published in 1787 -- 1788 in several New York State newspapers to persuade New York voters to ratify the constitution. In total, the Federalist Papers consist of 85 essays telling how this new government would operate and why this type of government was the best choice for the United States of America. All of the essays were signed "Publius" and the actual authors of some are under dispute, but the general consensus is that Alexander Hamilton wrote 52, James Madison wrote 28, and John Jay wrote the remaining five. The federalist papers today are a great way for people to understand the United States Constitution.
Is the Constitution still relevant? I believe it is though over all these years in the eyes of the government and the people the paper it was written on hasn’t changed at all but maybe the rules, regulations, and laws have changed. Not a large change but the government has twisted, tweaked, and added laws and forms to fit society as it changed over the last 224

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