However, the notion of a "framer" or a "Founding Father" is not easily defined.
George Washington, for example, presided over the Convention. The collapse of government was also a factor. Attempts to set up a new national authorities to run into their involvements by groups such as the ground forces. Indian onslaughts that occurred in the Southwest were sponsored by the Spanish.
At the same time, the country was suffering a post-war financial crisis that was ruinous to artisans and small farmers. Farmers were outraged when they heard this.
For example, the president would be chosen by an Electoral College rather than by citizens themselves; senators would be appointed by state legislatures; the smallest state would have as many senators as the largest; there were no term limits for any office and no means to recall federal officials; the House of Representatives was small only 65 members originallymeaning that electoral districts would be geographically vast; and the so-called Supremacy Clause seemed to dissolve the sovereignty of the states altogether.