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They wanted the Constitution to be a "living document" that could adapt to and address issues of a changing nation.

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The presidents can only change the constitution by adding an amendment to it. That's why we have so many amendments. Sometimes they work other times they don't so we have to amend those.

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B; ratify the constitution

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Q: Which process did the Founding Fathers implement to allow changes to be made to the US Constitution?
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What law has changed since the founding fathers?

(I'm assuming you're talking about the United States here) A quick place to look for major changes in national law is in the Amendments to the Constitution. Most of the changes to our founding document were put into place after the deaths of our founding fathers.


Which clause was added to the constitution to give it teeth and flexibility?

The founding fathers saw the necessity for the Constitution to be strengthen and made flexible for changes that may be needed. The Due Process Clause was added to the US Constitution to give it teeth and flexibility.


What was the debate between the Loose Vs Strict Constructionist?

The strict constructionists wants to follow the Constitution down to the letter, in accordance with what the founding meant the terms to mean. The loose constructionists want to incorporate changes to society into the interpretation of the Constitution.


Why is it important to have a chapter in the constitution about how it can be changed?

First, there are no chapters in the constitution. There are articles and admendments. It is important to be able to change the constitution because it was written in 1787 and adopted in 1789. Our founding fathers had the foresight to see that things would be invented and society would change and the constitution would have to adapt to the changes. Electric power hadn't even been invented when it was written neither were computers or drones. No telephones or TV's and no movies. The airplane won't be invented until 1903 and so was the car in 1889. All of these things have affected society and rights. We have no idea what the world will be like in a 100 years but our constitution will meet the future needs of that world because it can change.


What are the three ways the constitution can be adapted to the changing needs and conditions of the country?

There are only two way the US Constitution can be changed.Vote of both houses of Congress, followed by ratification by the statesCalling of a Constitutional Convention, followed by ratification by the states.

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What law has changed since the founding fathers?

(I'm assuming you're talking about the United States here) A quick place to look for major changes in national law is in the Amendments to the Constitution. Most of the changes to our founding document were put into place after the deaths of our founding fathers.


Why is a constitution so hard to change?

The founding fathers wanted to be sure that changes would be hard. Laws can be passed, changed, or voted.


Which clause was added to the constitution to give it teeth and flexibility?

The founding fathers saw the necessity for the Constitution to be strengthen and made flexible for changes that may be needed. The Due Process Clause was added to the US Constitution to give it teeth and flexibility.


Which clause was added to the Constitution to give itteeth and flexibility?

The founding fathers saw the necessity for the Constitution to be strengthen and made flexible for changes that may be needed. The Due Process Clause was added to the US Constitution to give it teeth and flexibility.


Why do you think the flexibility of the constitution has been important to American society?

Although the founding fathers were brilliant in creating a foundation for government in America, they knew that the Constitution was far from perfect. That is why the constitution is known as a living document because as society changes (ex. abolishing of slavery) the constitution changes as well. The constitution can be amended and new clauses can be added.


Why a written constitution?

Do you mean, "Why did they create the Constitution?" or, "Why was the Constitution written down?" For "Why did they create the Constitution?", because the Founding Fathers realized that the Articles of Confederation were not stable enough. The United States needed a stronger federal government. For "Why was the Constitution written down?", so that if any changes were necessary, it would be easy, and also so that we wouldn't have to memorize the Constitution. If it had been strictly memory, the Constitution would have died with Jefferson and all those at the Constitutional Convention.


Why must there be a formal amendment process for the constitution?

Our founding fathers knew that our country would change in time, and we needed a governing document that could change along with the needs of it's citizens. So we have the formal amendment process in order to adapt to the changes and needs of our citizens.


Did the majority of the founding fathers feel that the Constitution would be an enduring vital document for 200 years into the future?

No, they thought significant changes would be required over time. tyhomas Jefferson even came to the conclusion that it was wrong for one generation to bind another with their laws and thus that no law or constitution should be permitted to last more than seven years.Michael Montagne


Name of the man who actually wrote up the constitution?

It was written by a committee, not by a single man. The committee was:John Rutledge (the chairman of the committee)Edmund RandolphOliver EllsworthJames WilsonNathaniel GorhamThis committee then brought the first draft to the Constitutional Convention, which made changes and eventually ratified it.James Madison is often called the "Father of the Constitution" because he was one of the major Founding Fathers who argued that the Constitution was necessary, and he also played a major role in creating the Bill of Rights.


What are changes to the U.S. constitution called?

Changes to the Constitution are called Amendments.


How changes are there in the constitution?

There are 27 Changes or "Amendments" to the Constitution.


What changes to the Constitution would the founding Fathers make in light of the current War On Terrorism?

I don't think its really possible to answer that question. The framers developed the constitution based on their experiences in the culture of the 18th century enlightenment. There is no way to tell how they would react to modern circumstances. They wrote the constitution to be flexible in its interpretation so that it could be applied to changing circumstances. They might be very surprised to learn that it has lasted, with very little change, for over 200 years. Michael Montagne