Chp 2 essay - Historical reasons for the Constitution of...

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Historical reasons for the Constitution of 1876: Prevent another Edmund J. Davis; diffuse state powers; Reconstruction Constitution of 1869; Radical Republicans; Richard Cokes election; Grange movement; establish regulations curtailing government power. In an era of agriculture when prices and incomes were low. Little was demanded or expected from government. The main principles the framers made about the Constitution of 1876 was to establish strong, popular control of state government; to develop a constitution that limits the power of the state government; to seek economy in the government; to promote agrarian interests. Political philosophy of framers: Decentralize the executive branch and expose state judiciaries to popular election; the state was concerned with direct democracy. Executive authority was diffused among numerous officeholders rather than concentrated in the hands of the governor;
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