The Constitution and It's Establishment as a Flexible, Strong, Governing Document

In the summer of 1777, what was believed to have been the final draft of the United State’s Constitution was written.   Unfortunately, these Articles of Confederation, proved an ineffective means of governing the people due to a weak central government. In May 1786, Charles Pinckney of South Carolina proposed that Congress revise the Articles of Confederation.   This initiative yielded the Constitution.   It was during the first century of its existence, during the presidency of George Washington, that the Constitution proved it’s strength and allowance for flexibility.   During this time, the Judicial Branch started the policy of Judicial Review, the Legislative Branch passed the Residence and Assumption Bills which contained economic policies, and the Executive Branch exercised its right to use force in stopping the Whiskey Rebellion, all exhibiting the potential success of the Constitution.
In 1803, the Supreme Court ruled an act of Legislation unconstitutional, establishing the power of Judicial Review.   This power was not listed in the constitution however; it was necessary for the three-branch government to survive and to maintain its system of checks and balances.   This flexibility was one of the strongest aspects of the Constitution.   Upon the creation of the new government, the Judicial Branch was the one of the aspects that the framers were most unsure about.   However, the establishment of judicial review proved them wrong by granting the courts the necessary power to control the other branches.   For example, the courts originally declared the concept of “separate but equal” constitutional but later, required integration with the court case Brown vs. Board of Education.   This power to change the current interpretation through the judicial review is the way the Judicial Branch proved the potential for success and flexibility of the constitution.
The Legislative Branch proved its potential for success in passing the Residence Act and Assumption Bill in July...