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Unformatted text preview: Clearly, Hamilton's system closely mirrored the British system of government, but it also closely resembles the form of government that the delegates in Philadelphia eventually agreed upon. The United States Government under the Constitution is tripartite, with executive, legislative, and judiciary branches. The Congress consists of two houses, the upper designed as a distinguished body, while the lower is more populist and democratic. A Supreme Court and a series of smaller circuit courts exist as well, and the justices are appointed to serve life terms. In the end, the delegates chose to abandon the Articles of Confederation and draft a completely new document to outline the new government of the United States. The committee that drafted the Constitution presented the finished draft to the assembly on September 17, 1787. Although Hamilton held deep the finished draft to the assembly on September 17, 1787....
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This note was uploaded on 12/26/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Womer during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08
- The Federalist Papers