Power bottom up flowed from thirteen sovereign independent states to Congress

Power bottom up flowed from thirteen sovereign

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Power (bottom-up) flowed from thirteen sovereign independent states to Congress - Problems: o Difficulty providing external security; the continental congress were volunteers o Difficulty providing internal security; o Difficulty conducting foreign fairs o No unified national market; free trade across the commons o No unified national market;’ o No unified monetary system - Report of the Grand Committee o Congress shall have sole and exclusive power to conduct foreign trade… The constitutional Convention (Philadelphia May 25-Sept 17, 1787) - Fifty-five delegates - Closed session - No minutes taken Constitution of the United states of America (2 nd constitution) - Had direct power in creating their own state The Constitutional Convention (Philadelphia May 25-sept. 17,1787) - The Great compromise: creation of 2 senators for each state regardless population - Three-fifths compromise: Southern elite and northern elite. Each slave would count as three-fifths a person for determining representation in the house of representative The State: The American State: - Three basic functions: o Law-making (legislative) Congress o Law-execution (executive) The president o Law-interpretation (judicial) Supreme Court - A state is a democracy if the members of the state are voted by elections! - China is an Authoritarian state
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