FRQ Unit 1 #2 9-10

FRQ Unit 1 #2 9-10 - Trevor Grabhorn Period 2 Analyze the...

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Trevor Grabhorn 9-28-10 Period 2 Analyze the extent to which the American Revolution represented a radical alteration in American political ideas and institutions The American Revolution represented a radical alteration in American political ideas and institutions. American thinkers and political leaders came up with new ideas about what democracy should look like. They also created new institutions to carry out the day to day implementation of those larger ideals. These alterations were non-existent prior to 1775. One of the more radical statements of these ideals was the Declaration of Independence. A more in depth and itemized extension of these beliefs was stated in the Bill of Rights. America had formed two big political parties, the Federalists and the Democratic Republicans. The American Revolution was a great social movement toward democracy and equality. The first weak government, the Articles of Confederation, was unable to exercise real authority, although it did successfully deal with the western lands issue. The Confederation’s weakness in handling foreign policy, commerce and the Shays Rebellion spurred the movement to alter the Articles. Instead of revising the Articles, the well-off delegates to the Constitutional Convention created a charter for a whole new government. In a series of compromises, the convention produced a plan that provided for a vigorous central government, a strong executive, the protection for property, while still upholding
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FRQ Unit 1 #2 9-10 - Trevor Grabhorn Period 2 Analyze the...

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