Christine Palmer Wrote:
After the Revolution War was over, the Colonists gain their freedom from Britain’s rule. In
chapter 6 of U.S. History it says, “…to be an American was now defined largely by a
commitment to republican ideals and a desire to fight for them” (Schultz 2016). They wanted a
say in the government’s decisions and making sure no one person had control. The idea was to
have a republic and set up their own democracy one that did not have a monarchy control which
is different from other countries.
In an article called
America’s Unique Democracy
it says, “Still
at the birth of our country, the temptation to revert back to monarchy even a constitutional
monarchy was strong. George Washington was in fact offered the opportunity to become King of
America: an honor he wisely rejected. Instead, a system of limited, divided government was in
place. The three branches had, in theory, co-equal power, so that they could check excesses in
each other” (Williams 2011). It took time to set up what is known as the government today. In
the beginning, when the United States was only made up of thirteen states, there was the Articles
of Confederation which allowed them to have their own power to govern themselves. This made
the nation's government weak compare to other countries. it was later replaced with the United
States Constitution which became the heart of the national government.
PBS.org. (n.d.). Liberty: The American Revolution.
Timeline of the Revolution.
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