posted by Jaime on .
What political events and social viewpoints made a federal constitution and government essential?
For which country?
Britian did not really accept the US revolution as the final word (War of 1812). Britian and France were still combatants. Trade to Europe was strong, and the US needed a strong navy. Slavery was still in its infancy, and had strong political support. The West was not settled, and political factors dictated that a strong government was needed to exercise control over the Western Front.