Unformatted text preview: • Under this arrangement, the central gov. had little powers while the states retained significant power • As a result, 2 nd founding, the Constitution was introduced in 1787 Purpose • To grant more power to gov • Promote commerce • Protect property from state legislature • Established mechanism which would provide opportunity for popular consent for new governments • New government would not threaten property rights & liberty • Why was property right so important??? Several of the founding fathers were slave owners Slaves were considered properties. Political/Historical backdrop: Colonies as they existed before Independence • Early settlers were a diverse bunch:...
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- Fall '12
- Law, Constitution of Revolutionary America