Founding Fathers' Promote and Protect the Constit

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Explain how the ?Founding Fathers? promoted and protected both capitalism and private property in the U.S. Constitution? First off let me talk about who the founding fathers were and what type of role they played in society. The founding fathers were not common folk; they did not consist of laborers, skilled craftspeople, small farmers, women, or racial minorities. Most were wealthy white men: holders of government bonds, real estate investors, successful merchants, bankers, lawyers, and owners of large plantations worked by slaves. They were for the most part, far better educated than the average American. The founding Fathers were of one mind on many fundamental points. They agreed, for instance, that the articles of Confederation had to be scrapped and replaces with a new Constitution. They also agreed that a substantially strengthened national government was needed to protect American interest in the world. Which basically means that they were out to protect there self?s and their assets.

In the Constitution of the United States of America Article 5 states the necessary but outrageous way of amending a U.S. constitution article. ?The Congress, whenever two-thirds of the house deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two-thirds of the several states, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as a part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several states, or by Conventions in three-fourths thereof, as one or the other Mode of Ratification maybe proposed by the congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth section of the first Article;...