10-15 HIST - New State Governments The Democratizing...

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New State Governments The Democratizing Impulse Limit power of governors Expand the Franchis More people voting Less limits on who can vote Still white men Republicanmis as a political and social philosophy Watching each other, public virtue gets big (too democratic) Backlash Adams’ Thoughts on government Mixed government Too democratic, lead to mob rule Debts and inflation run high More debtors than creditors Rhode Island has worst inflation States hold most of the power under the A of C The A of C (Articles of Confederation) 1781-1789 Continental Congress as a plural elective Council of States Each state had one vote Minor decisions a majority (7/13) Major decisions a supermajority of 9 (Most everything in A of C) Amendments unanimous Administrative duties handled by departments
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Finance, War, Foreign affairs Anti-tax, anti-central, anti-tyrannical Govt. built not to work, polar opposite of England
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