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AMERICAN CIVILIZATION UNITED STATES HISTORY 170 Rhett S. James Marcio Carvalheiro History 170 Chapter 6 September 30, 2008 The Constitution and the New Republic 1. The U.S.A is a federalist system Fifty-five men, representing all the states except Rhode Island,  attended one or more sessions of the convention that sat in the  Philadelphia State House from May to September 1 787. These “Founding  Fathers,” as they became known much later, were relatively young men;  the average age was forty-four. They were well educated b the standards of  their time. Most were wealthy property owners, and many feared what one  of them called the “turbulence and follies” of democracy. Yet all retained  the Revolutionary suspicion of concentrated power. 1 2. Tradition of war and reconciliation Virginia, the largest state in population, sent a well—prepared  delegation to Philadelphia led by James Madison (thirty—six years old),  who had devised in some detail a plan for a new “national” government. 
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