While meeting to revise the
Articles of Confederation, it became evident that an entirely new document would need
to be drafted. The various States argued for days about how much power the new government should have, the number of
representatives each State should be delegated and how those representatives should be elected. The Constitution is the
result of the founding fathers' superior statesmanship and the art of compromise.
The U.S. Constitution remains unmodified from its original form. Instead, the founding fathers decided to add
Amendments rather than delete words from the original document. As an example, the law of Prohibition was added as the
XVII Amendment and repealed years later as the
XXI Amendment. In this way, the original document and each Amendment, once added, will always remain part of the document.