There were 13 states at the time of the Confederation, therefore for a legislation to be passed, 9 states had to vote in favor of it. 001, 2, 1, 0. The Constitution required the approval of 7 States before it could be ratified.
This achievement took more than 200 years. The first 10 amendments that now form part of the United States Constitution were approved by the Congress and then submitted to the states for ratification. The original 27 states ratified the Constitution within about 8 years after it was drafted in 1787 and published in 1801.
The original Constitution only survived because it was already obsolete when it was written. It wasn't designed to deal with the modern world where one federal government rule all its citizens. Its main purpose was to divide power between the federal government and the individual states. The Constitution is still being debated by people all over the world today. It has been criticized for giving too much power to the federal government and not enough power to the states. It also caused problems for early Americans who wanted to travel or live outside of their state because there was no way to guarantee them rights under the law.
In conclusion, it took 13 states to pass a law that is still considered important today.
To enact any legislation, Congress need the support of 9 of the 13 states. The requirement of such a strong supermajority makes it extremely difficult to approve legislation that affects all 13 states. Only 15 laws have been approved by both houses of Congress and signed by the president. Of these, 12 were enacted during the Washington administration.
In order for a law to be approved by the legislature and signed by the governor, at least half of the states must vote in favor of it. If even one state rejects it, it dies - there is no veto override possible. This means that if opponents can mount a sufficient campaign against any bill, they can block its approval even if Congress and the president want it to go into effect.
The Constitution provides that "No State shall... enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation" without the consent of the Senate. However, since the mid-20th century, every American treaty has been submitted to the Senate for advice and consent, which requires a two-thirds majority to reject. If the Senate rejects the treaty, then it cannot go into effect.
In addition to the requirements of the Constitution, most states also have constitutional provisions governing the passage of local legislation. These provisions work together with other factors to prevent any single state from preventing any law from taking effect within its borders.
5. It was also nearly hard to change the paper.
The Constitution can be changed only by amending it through formal constitutional means such as a convention or an amendment process. Over time, several different amendments have been made to the Constitution. Some of the most important amendments include the 14th Amendment (which grants citizenship to anyone born in the United States), the 16th Amendment (which permits federal income tax), and the 25th Amendment (which allows the president to be removed from office).
Amendments can be proposed by either house of Congress or by state legislatures. An amendment must be ratified by the necessary number of states to make it part of the Constitution.
The Constitution is considered to be "the supreme law of the land". All other laws must be consistent with it. If a conflict arises between federal and state law, the federal law wins out. For example, if there is a conflict between federal and state law regarding the legality of something (such as medical marijuana), the federal government has the final word. When states pass laws that are inconsistent with the Constitution, they are violating federal law and thus subject to federal punishment.