pol sci report #3 - Due to the instability of the federal...

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Due to the instability of the federal government, the Union, according to Tocqueville, in all likelihood would not survive. However, the republic institutions will because it defines who the American people are and how can one exist without his/her identity? When the framers of the Constitution met to reconstruct the government in which the federal government was to be the central power. Although it was deemed necessary to have a stronger federal government, many wanted the federal government to be stronger in only some aspects, such as war and diplomacy, while weaker in others as compared to state governments’ power. This stemmed from the fear that the federal government will accumulate too much power and become a tyranny. However, noted in Tocqueville’s time, the state governments exercised the most power. Tocqueville stated that while the union “assures the independence and greatness of the nation”, the state “maintains freedom, regulates rights, guarantees the fortune, secures the life, the whole future of each citizen.” The state obtains more power by
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