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The Formation of a National Governme21

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The Formation of a National Government Leaders crafted constitutional, legal basis for young nation They recognized that the paramount need was to reconcile two different powers – the  power of local control, which was already being exercised by the 13 semi-independent  states, and the power of a central government. They adopted the principle that the  functions and powers of the national government – being new, general, and inclusive –  had to be carefully defined and stated, while all other functions and powers were to be  understood as belonging to the states.  But realizing that the central government had to  have real power, the delegates also generally accepted the fact that the government  should be authorized, among other things, to coin money, to regulate commerce, to  declare war, and to make peace.
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