Jan. 10 - Jan. 10th U.S. Constitution Pre-Constitutional...

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Jan. 10 th – U.S. Constitution Pre-Constitutional Government Revolutionary War ended, no more English government New Governments o States drafted their own constitutions o Federal Government was formed with Articles of Confederation (1777/1781-1787) o Penn. – representative democracy… votes of people actions of gov’t o Mass. – oligarchy…kina power elite. .. smaller group of people dealing with gov’t…required to be Christians… Weakness of the Articles States didn’t give the troops/ money to the federal government that they should have…. Revolutionary war still going on… Ga/Sc think thousands of miles away… self interest… not contributing resources to federal gov’t Each state had 1 vote, 9/13 required to succeed…Articles of Conf. No real executive (Samuel Huntington…once president… couldn’t do anything… his power was of speaker of house) No Judiciary to settle interstate disputes… states want larger boundaries, resources, hard to resolve b/c of state judiciary Political Philosophies Discarded the “Divine Right of Kings”
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course POLS 1101 taught by Professor Cann during the Spring '08 term at UGA.

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