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Unformatted text preview: Hamilton believed that the new American government should be divided into three branches: the executive branch, the legislative congress, and the judiciary branch. Dividing the government into three segments would provide checks and balances to prevent any one branch from becoming too powerful, and Hamilton also believed that by working together, the three different branches could centralize their power over the states. The executive of the government would be the President of the United States, and would be elected by a system of electoral colleges to serve a life term. Hamilton thought that serving for lifeor rather, during good behavior would give stability to the executive office. He reasoned that if presidential terms were limited to a few years, the president would have difficulty achieving policy goals for the good of the country and...
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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