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Unformatted text preview: EXAM II STUDY GUIDE 1. Explain the characteristics of the state constitutions and the Articles of Confederation and how they reflected Americans’ experiences with Britain and the philosophy of republicanism- characteristics of the state constitutions: o on the surface, the state governments do seem to reflect British culture politically have separated culturally are British—the new states LOOK BRITISH o states have governors governors were very weak, had virtually no power and were not independent of legislatures; legislatures selected the government; we are used to a 3-branch gov’t: executive, legislative, and judicial; in the states you have executive (governor), and judicial (court system) • governor was not independent of state legislatures— they had to pick the governor; if they didn't like him they could get rid of him o judges have to do what legislature says o not 3 independent branches of gov’t; they all answer to each other, except the legislature; all the power is in the legislature...
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2010 for the course HIST 2055 taught by Professor Sheehan during the Spring '08 term at LSU.
- Spring '08