History Final Take Home Essay

Was these flaws in the united states government that

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was these “flaws” in the United States government that caused the Federalists and others in opposition to call for a newly structured government. On June 21, 1788 the Articles of Confederation were replaced by the United States Constitution at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was at this Constitutional Convention that 55 delegates met to draft the laws to govern us as Americans today. The delegates included some of the most prominent historical figure in United States history such as; Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Alexander Hamilton. These delegates were among some of the most influential and trusted people of their time and established the United States Constitution as the supreme law of this country, which is how it remains today. The United States Constitution provides for a three bodied government including a bicameral
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Congress consisting of the House of Representatives and the Senate, an executive branch headed by the President, and a judicial branch headed by the Supreme Court. The Constitution specifies the powers of each branch and establishes a system of checks and balances, which prevent each branch from obtaining too much power. The Constitution reserves all unstated powers of the Federal government to the states, thereby establishing a Federal system of government. The U.S. constitution has been amended 27 times to date. The first ten amendments are known as the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights (1791) is the foundation for what most of us see as our rights and freedoms as citizens of the United States of America. The United States Constitution is still the
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