At the time when we constantly quote our founders about why they wrote the Constitution the way they did and what they meant, it is interesting to observe how small our country was at the time. The United States was a mostly agrarian country with very few universities, no museums, and little cultural activity other than that of religious nature. The first census was not done until 1790. Most experts estimate the size of the U.S. in 1776 to have been about 2.5 million people, half a million of whom were slaves.
A vastly different country indeed.