How Constitution Defends Economic Interests

In 1913, historian Charles Beard argued that the Constitution was written to defend the economic (and property) interests of the founding fathers. Consider the validity of his argument.

Was the Constitution written to protect the economic interests of the upper class? What economic interests does the Constitution protect? What did the founding fathers want to form by writing the Constitution? What was the main goal of writing the Constitution? Use both of your textbooks to provide evidence to support your points: “America” textbook is by David Emory Shi and “For the Record” is by David Emory Shi and Holly A. Mayer.