The history of due process from the adoption of the U.S. Constitution to the present illustrates historical strides in efforts to present the nation with a constitution that can serve the interests of its diverse population. The birth of the United States’ constitution draws us back to the era of the first government of the United States of America under the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union. On February 21 1787, a constitutional convention drew state delegates in Philadelphia to propose a plan for an effective government and revise the Articles of Confederation. The ratification of the document presented from the Philadelphia convention demanded two-thirds support of all states. However, the new constitution was eventually ratified in May 1970 in Rhode Island.
The intense desire to create a functional government saw deliberations for the enactment of a new constitution begin in earnest on May 25 1787. Several amendments were injected into the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union to end the long-standing stalemates between patriots and nationalists. “On December 7 1787, Delaware became the first state to ratify the constitution through a unanimous vote”. On September 13 1788, the Continental Congress made a bold step in enacting a new constitution and putting it into operation. However, the United States constitution has undergone drastic amendments to accommodate new challenges and ensure equal representation of all citizens regardless of race, color, ethnicity and language.