Unformatted text preview: no executive branch; in reason of that the Judicial functions were very limited. The resulting government was weak, making it fail. A convention called in May 1787 to re-write the Articles decided to draft an entirely new Constitution. After the Articles of Confederation failed they people divided into two groups the Federalists and Anti-Federalists. The Anti-Federalists did not want to approve the Constitution. Basically, they argue that it gave too much power to the national government at the expense of the state governments. While the Federalists, on the other hand, had answers to all of the Anti-Federalist complaints. Among them were the separation of powers into three independent branches protected the rights of the people. Each branch represents a different aspect of the people, and because all three branches are equal, no one group can assume control over another....
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- Spring '11
- Separation of Powers, United States Declaration of Independence, Second Continental Congress, Continental Congress