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Unformatted text preview: Outline 9 i. Creation of new governments a. Influences b. Characteristics of state governments c. Articles of Confederation 1. Difficulty with ratification 2. Terms of Articles 3. Successes ii. Problems under the articles a. Economic b. Foreign affairs 1. Britain 2. Spain c. State governments Influences • Colonial governments having to become state governments they thought of themselves as being a part of their colony- never not a part of a huge nation • They don’t have a history of behaving like a nation • Then you have to have a federal government • Colonial acts effect government because they were individual • Colonists were running scared of power so they created a weak government • 1. Colonial experiences 2. Republicanism- good gov. balance power and liberty- the men that created this wanted to make sure power didn’t get out of control because they were scared of tyranny • This was the reason why the government was so weak Characteristics • State governments look like the colonial governments • They have governors, court systems, assembles (legislatures) • Power was different-state governors were weak and colonial had a lot of power • Governors couldn’t appoint, no veto power and are not independent of state legislature, they were chosen by the state legislature • The governor was really weak almost like a figure head • Courts were weak- judges had limited terms usually 1 year and had to be selected by the state legislature and answer to them •...
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- Spring '08
- US History, Separation of Powers, Sovereign state, state governments