The Constitution is an Experiment


Definition of Experiment: a test, trial, or tentative procedure; a test or operation for the purpose of discovering something unknown. This word represents the Constitution because, according to the goal "to form a more perfect union," the Constitution is unfinished. It is always in experimental mode, because the Framers could never make it more than that, because they couldn't tell people how they were going to interpret it. Some people use it for good, and some people manipulate it for the worse. The Framers couldn't have known this, so this idea of a Constitution was a daring experiment.
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footsteps-in-snow

This picture represents "experiment" because it is of the first footsteps after a snow. The makers of the footprints were the first ones to go forwards, and write the Constitution. It was a big, huge experiment, this idea of a Constitution for the United States. It laid down the law for the whole nation, and the Framers had no idea how this would be accepted, or if it would be accepted at all. It was "a test...for discovering something unknown."


Constitutional Quote: "All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better." -Ralph Waldo Emerson. If the Framers had not experimented and come up with a Constitution, there wouldn't be one now. Since they did, it is for the better.


Page created by Sage P., 7th Period


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good job sage! i just dont think the picture has to do with experiments. i like the quote though.