Did the Constitution of 1787 Limit Democracy to Some Extent? Name InsitutionThe US constitution created in 1787 is the supreme law in the United States of America. The constitution was developed to uphold the rule of law as well as democracy. However rather than promoting democracy the constitution restrained it and there are several ways in which this happened. One main way in which the constitution limited democracy is that it allowed slavery to go on. The founders knew that by fighting for their freedom yet they still practiced slavery later that senators started becoming elected as the practice of appointing them brewed lots of issues. It is one significant way in which the constitution restrained democracy. Democracy is the rule by the people. People took no part in this senate appointments. The constitution took away their democratic right and that is why the 1787 constitution limited democracy. Reference Dahl R. A. (2003). How democratic is the American Constitution? Yale University Press. Dorf M. C. & Sabel C. F. (1998). A constitution of democratic experimentalism. Columbia law review 267-473. [...]
After the initial failure of the Articles of Confederation and the change to a Constitutional government, questions remained. To what extent is it valid to say that rather than promoting democracy, the Constitution of 1787 restrained it?