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The core group of individuals who created the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and fought the American Revolution is known as the Founding Fathers. They are credited with the establishment of the United States as it is today.
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Jonathan Light wrote in the "Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball" (1997) that the location of the home team dugout is sometimes based on the whim of the owner. Some times it depends on the vantage point of the owners executive suite. In the American League, seven of the fourteen teams have the home te…
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Since you were not specific on the exact address, I can't tell.But use this website to figure it out, cookcountyassessorYou can enter a specific address, and then click on the camera, to see a picture of the building or property.
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I have an Abstract of Title from my aunt's house on 116th and Prairie Avenue. The history of the area goes back to 1835. The first date showing the name Kensington was in 1875. It says "First Addition to Kensington" with a legal description There is also a map. In case you are interested, that whole…
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The Founding of Maryland Maryland was founded by George Calvert, also known as Lord Baltimore, but he died before he could get the charter. So his son Cecilius Calvert was the one who got the charter. It was founded as a place for Catholics to escape persecution in England. It was named in honor…
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The way this question is answered depends a great deal on what is understood by "democratic reformer." If the word "democratic" is given an extremely narrow definition, it is easy to say that the founding fathers were not democratic reformers. Their original intent was only to throw off the yoke of…
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Founding fathers Basically, the Founding Fathers wanted a new constitution because the government under the Articles of Confederation proved to be unstable and inefficient. The document provided very little structure in terms of a federal government. Each state used their own currency and the…
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The Founding Fathers were a group of well-educated men who led America in the early stages of her history. These men risked their lives for the freedom of Americans. This began with achieving independence of the thirteen colonies from England, and continued with the formation of a government for the…
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Our founding fathers were Christians. To plainly say they were "Christians" is a bit misleading. Some of them were, but others were deists, or believed in one spirtual being (God if you will) which had very little to do with governing their lives on earth. However, it is important to note that all …
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The Founding Fathers realized that direct democracy could not work on such a large scale as the population of the newly formed nation. Hence, the whole idea of a "democracy" and a "republic" were very frightening at the time, for many worried that the country would be unstable and falter to despots …
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The 56 men who signed the Declaration were not token patriots when they pledged their lives and honor to the cause of freedom. The average age was 44 and the youngest was 26. Ben Franklin was the oldest at 70. Most had money, none were hungry, and none were out of work. They actually laid their live…
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%DETAILS% Answer This is from the National Archives: = Few was born in 1748. His father's family had emigrated from England to Pennsylvania in the 1680s, but the father had subsequently moved to Maryland, where he married and settled on a farm near Baltimore. William was born there. H…
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Benjamin Franklin was against slavery, and it was one of the last things he fought for in his life as a senator of Pennsylvania. He was the President of Pennsylvania's Antislavery Society. However, most of the Founding Generation were against slavery (including John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, and, a…
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Yes; most definitely. The northern and southern colonies would have been divided and, thus, there would have been no American Revolution to begin with. The South would have most likely remained loyal to Britain and the North could not fight on their own. MoreIt's not possible to say whether the Re…
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No, strangely enough, they did not despise the British. The major problem at the time was communication, whilst America sent letters of peace across the Atlantic, Britain was sending 2,000 soldiers. America really wanted representation. The British were taxing America but refusing them the right to …
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Everyone wants to debate whether or not the founding father of this country were Unitarian Universalist, Christian, Deists, atheist, or what. And the truth is that they were all of these, but Christians were the largest percentage. So what! They were also racist and slave owners. They also were chau…
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The founders did want separation of church and state, but not in the way many people think. They did not want the government to be able to create a national church like there had been in England. By "separation of church and state" they did not mean that the Bible should be removed from public life.…
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What strongly influenced his actions is his love for books. He read everything within his reach.He also developed a love for writing which lead him to question religion. He akso gained great confidence to pursue anything when people greatly commended his composititions in the newspaper.fatness and c…
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Definition of Liberty and Freedom After reading the fifth incorrect reference to Jefferson, Henry, and Franklin, I decided to delete the whole ignorant jumble of misreferenced quotes and inform you all that I'm tired of my students getting their answers from you instead of me and their course texts.…
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He was a New York delegate who signed the Declaration of Independence. SHe was in strong favor of the Declaration of Independence.
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One big issue that was definitely overlooked was: How is the Constitution to be enforced? There is nothing in the constitution about what should happen to any politician that breaks its laws - and obviously 'good faith' is not enough.   I have not so much an answer as an extension to the …
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Granting Congress any power not explicitly granted by the Constitution will remove all limits on its power other than what Congress itself believes to be the good of the nation.Jefferson was a strict constructionist. He believed that the congress could exercise no power not specifically and explicit…
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The Anti-Federalists, including Thomas Jefferson, thought that the Constitution was unfair. They were afraid of a strong central government; the Anti-Federalists did not want to ratify the Constitution, so, in order to make it fair for the Anti-Federalists, the authors of the Constitution added the …
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Signatures on the US Constitution George WASHINGTON, President New Hampshire: JOHN LANGDON, NICHOLAS GILMAN Massachusetts: NATHANIEL GORHAM, RUFUS KING Connecticut: WM. SAML. JOHNSON, ROGER SHERMAN New York: ALEXANDER HAMILTON New Jersey: WIL. LIVINGSTON, DAVID BREARLEY, WM. PATERSON, JONA. …
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Christine,What they meant by that term was, quite literally, the freedom to speak, to stand up, in public, and express your ideas orally so that others could hear them. They did not mean artworks, or striptease dances or any of the other things that modern courts have read into that simple phrase.Mi…
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Jefferson's views on slavery were contradictory: On one hand, Jefferson was morally opposed to slavery. He felt it was evil and wrong. His original draft of the Declaration of Independence condemned it in no uncertain terms. As Governor of Virginia, he proposed legislation to abolish it. On the othe…
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Because they believed that an armed populace, organized into a well regulated militia, was a good way to defend the country without a large professional army and that it would give the people the ability to defend their liberties if the government ever became tyrannical. Look at modern Switzerland. …
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%DETAILS% Answer Yes, there is religious liberty. That means you have the right to practice or not practice any religion you choose. It means the government may not force you to practice or support a religion or church that you don't want to support. That is what a right is. It is a sphere…
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%DETAILS% I don't think so. The founders expected that the congress would be the dominant branch of government, formulating national policy. That was how it was for a long time. But today the congress just follows the lead of the president. They take his ideas and modify them, flesh them out with…
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%FOLLOWUPS% They set up a "confederation." That is a sort of treaty arrangement between the 13 constituent republics. Most government was the local responsibility of each of the 13, with only a few powers ceded to the united government. The first confederation was replaced by a "federal" republic…
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%DETAILS% They would be somewhere between the most conservative Republicans and the Libertarian Party. They would regard the size and scope of modern government as completely beyond all propriety. Michael Montagne   Definitely Libertarian. They wanted to maximize freedom, while minimizi…
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%REPLIES% Answer Kelly, They believed that parties, factions as they called them, would be bad for republican self government because people could become more loyal to their party than the country and more concerned for the party's power than the good of the common weal. Michael Montagne …
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Answer They used their historical knowledge of Greece, Rome, and England. They also used their own historical experience in the development of the governments of the colonies and the creation of the state governments after independence. In looking at Greece and the fate of Athens they decided aga…
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Answer While the intentions of the founding fathers are discussed even today in modern history, it is certain their intentions were far from creating the government enjoyed by Americans today. Finally escaping the tyranny of England's monarchy, the founding fathers were not receptive of a strong …
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The founding fathers were afraid of a direct democracy because people in masses are generally stupid. The Electoral College was established to create a republic based of this mistrust of �mobocracy� or the theory that ignorant people would decide an election and the newly elected president would…
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The best way to get the answer to that question is to actually read it. It is not very long. Depending on type style and page size it is usually between three and twelve pages when printed. Any English language encyclopedia will have the complete text. You can also easily find it on line.I can put i…
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%REPLIES% Answer Jenna, Sometimes the term Founders is used to refer to the framers, those who actually attended the constitutional convention. Founders can also be broader term though referring to all of the leaders of the revolution and those who attended the state conventions which ratifi…
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Details I believe the anti-British sentiment may have been at a political level only and hold the contention that this was closer to a civil war than one of pure independence from the mother-country (as colonials I don't see them in quite the same light as indigineous peoples wanting a return to a p…
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Two of the main ideals that influenced the Founding Fathers were the Natural Rights Theory and Classical Republicanism. The former proposed that governments were founded for the purpose of protecting individual rights; the latter maintained that governments exist for the common good. James Madison w…
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%REPLIES% Answer Dedi, In the constitution you occasionally find the phrase, "Indians not taxed". The Indians were considered to be sovereign nations even though they were within the borders claimed by the United States. Relations with them were governed by treaties. Those treaties had to be…
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Federalist (fed er a list ) a federalist is a supporter of a strong national government and in favor of adopting of the constitution.
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New York. John Jay, first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, was born in New York City in 1745. His family moved to Rye, New York, shortly after he was born. Jay served on the Supreme Court from 1789-1795, when he was elected Governor of his home state. President John Adams…
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Any encyclopedia, or even a dictionary for that matter, would tell you he was born in 1743. Therefor he turned 44 in 1787. Michael Montagne   According to http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/tj3.html , Thomas Jefferson was born in 1743. If the question is how old was Thomas Jefferson…
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If you mean that in terms of formally attending school through the 6th grade, probably none of them did. Although schools did exist most people were tutored at home and/or self taught. Even the college graduates among them would have received their primary education in that manner. Thomas Jefferson …
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%DETAILS% Answer The founding fathers all had a conception of the role of government that was vastly more limited than what we accept today. If they were to come back to us they would undoubtedly be in favor of eliminating 90% or more of the functions of all levels of modern government. In that…
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%DETAILS% Answer Tiffany, The term "Founding Fathers" generally refers to the signers of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and a few other men who contributed to establishing this country. What they did was provide political leadership to the American people when British r…
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%DETAILS%%FOLLOWUPS% If you consider that the founding fathers were still under British rule, yes they did.During there time, The Decleration Of Independence could have been considered as An Anct of Treason.Additionally, because Paul Revere road on horse back in "civilian attire" proclaiming "The…
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When the Constitution was up for adoption by the states, the country split into two political parties: Federalists supported the Constitution, Anti-federalists didn't. Federalists included: John Hancock (Massachusetts) Alexander Hamilton (New York) James Madison (Virginia) [Madison would often …
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There are many different occupations of the framers of the constitution like soldiers, planters, educators, ministers, physicians, financiers, and merchants. But of all of these occupations being a lawyer was the most popular. 35 out of the 55 were lawyers. Many of the framers of the constitution ac…
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%FOLLOWUPS% The founding fathers of California were William Henry and Colonel Stephen Kearney's force. They were the first people to do accurate mapping of the area of California.
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%DETAILS% Answer The economy was largely agricultural, very little manufacturing, it was based on private ownership of property and it was heavily dependent on overseas trade. Michael Montagne
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The problem with this question is that it assumes that the gentlemen who wrote the constitution had one set of interests which were against those of some other segment (presumeably the majority) of the population. This is modern left wing Marxist nonsense. The Constitution established a government …
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They did not affect the drafting. The Constitution had already been drafted at the time of the writing of the Federalist Papers.
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%REPLIES% Answer Who wouldn't be? :) When the founders wrote the constitution, much of it was a direct reflection of abuses by the British, which showed them how damaging a strong central government could be to personal liberty. They had a different (and might I say Superior) plan on how to…
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Quite literally, they founded the United States of America. They were the leaders of the American Revolution. They expressed people's frustration and resentment with British rule. They acted on that anger to declare independence and lead the country through eight years of war to achieve it. They wr…
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The 56 signatories of the Declaration of Independence were:Connecticut (4): Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott Delaware (3): Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean Georgia (3): Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton Maryland (4): Samuel Chase, William Paca, …
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To the best of my knowledge none of the major leaders of the Revolution were Jewish. It would be very interesting to know what the thoughts of the Jewish population of the colonies were on the great issues of the day. Some of the founding fathers were deists. From what I have read though that deism …
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Its political system cannot be easily changed.
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Answer Some people might disagree but in my opinion it was George Washington. He led the military struggle for independence and, by his example, provided a lot of the political will necessary to see it through. When the war was over he made it possible for a free people not to succumb to military…
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%REPLIES% Answer They are the men who led the American revolution and led the country in the years immediately thereafter. Most particularly the term refers to the delegates to the constitutional convention who designed our government. Michael Montagne Answer A member of the Constitution…
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It was signed on by the delegates to the Constitutional Convention, meeting in Philadelphia, on September 17, 1787. Contrast this with the signing of the Articles of Confederation, the prior constitution of the United States. It was first signed on July 9, 1778, but due to a number of objections by …
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Yes… even though no form of government out there is perfect. Federalism has kept this country together, plus there are many national programs out that that benefit all states. If the USA was (con) federat states would be more aggressive, because the nation would not be able to stop arguments as ea…
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The main aims of the founders, post revolution were to set up a system of government that would allow wealthy white land owners like themselves to continue to prosper. Of course, the establishment of such a government would help Americans at all levels to some degree, and such a government would als…
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All of it. The definition of the term "Founding Fathers" is those men who helped write those two documents. Michael Montagne
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Most people at that time considered the states to be precisely that, separate and soveriegn countries. The United States of America was just an alliance of these countries. It was obvious that if the states were goping to prosper and maintain their independence then they were going to have to work m…
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No one person. The constitutional convention included delegates from twelve states and they spent weeks hashing out the various political issues and deciding how the government should be structured. Once they finished with that it was turned over to a committee of style to put it into nice neat lega…
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The Federalist Papers are a series of 85 essays published in late 1777 and early 1778 by John Jay, James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, all using the pseudonym Publius, explaining, expounding and seeking to persuade New York to ratify, the Constitution. To my knowledge they have nothing whatsoever …
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%REPLIES% Answer The Federalist Papers. Answer The famous work that these men wrote was called the federalist papers. These papers were created in order to gain support for the proposed constitution. The Federalist Papers consisted of a series of articles written under the pen name of Publ…
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Precisely that, a government whose form, structure and powers were defined by a written constitution so that it could not usurp more power than had been granted it by the people. Michael MontagneIn order to have a clear and just conception of the nature and object of government, it is indispensable …
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%REPLIES% Answer Nope. Our first 5 prezes had slaves (except Adams) & I think all were released in the Pezes wills. Plus the first man to die for the US was a runaway slave. Answer No. I don't think the American Revolution would have failed if emancipation had been included in the Declara…
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They stood strongly together and focused on other democracys that have failed and also concentrated on their weaknesses pointing them out to the disbeleivers and trying to change those mistakes so the United States didn't fail.   Benjamen Franklin used his printing press and his developed wri…
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Answer They believed that everyone should be able to speak their mind and have a say in public things such as campaigns, etc. They wanted everyone to feel included.
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%FOLLOWUPS% If you mean prez, then no. All wanted Washington to be out first fearless leader(except for Washington himself).
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%DETAILS% Answer Ryan, I think you are supposed to find them. If you *read* those numbers of the Federalist and *think* about what you know of how the government works today you should be able to figure this out for yourself. Michael Montagne
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They risked their lives, fortunes and families to sign the document.
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%REPLIES% Answer The Federalist papers are a series of essays written in 1787 and 1788 by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and James Madison to influence the ratification debate in New York. To this day theybare considered perhaps the finest treatise on republican government. Since the 2nd amendm…
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The number 56 suggests that you are thinking of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Thay are among the Founding Fathers but do not constitute the whole. Most copies of the Declaration include the names of the signers. Michael Montagne   Yes, there is a list (by state) of the 56 si…
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No, they founded, or established it. The United States is a political entity which exists on the North American continent. America was discovered by European explorers, beginning with Columbus who died thinking he had been to Asia, in 15th and 16th centuries. Michael Montagne
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Very little actually. One of her sons claimed she had told him Jefferson was his father. When this hit the papers when he was president there was a major scandal. Newpapers in those days made no pretense of objectivity but were openly partisan and willing to get savagely personal. Jefferson seemed t…
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The first ten amendemnts were all adopted at the same time. When the U.S. constitution is amended, the new clauses are appended to what was there originally, rather than making internal changes to the original text. Thus, the original body of the constitution developed by the Constitutional conventi…
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%REPLIES% Answer Passed down through generations, our family has letters describing some of the turmoil that went on in the time frame around the Declaration of Independence. We have never released the letters or content to the public. What will you use the information for? Answer I am rep…
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He was a Federalist. He had played a major role in shaping the Constitution and worked hard for its ratification. He believed that government should be subject to the people rather than the other way around, that the purpose of government was to protect the rights of life, liberty and property. …
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read this! la laThis was to ensure that no branch of government could over power another branch of government and as a way to instill a system of checks and balances. See Democracy based on Aristotle's definition, he created democracy to be all 3 forms of the governments he had seen rise and fall …
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Answer: The central thesis behind the formation of the Federal government was clearly stated in the Declaration of Independence. From the Declaration of Independence: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with cer…
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Answer Roger Sherman was a member of the Continental Congress, he helped draft the Constitution and the Articles of Confederation. He was also responsible for the Great Compromise (Connecticut Compromise). He had held positions in the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government …
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In Short: The Constitution was written. In Depth: There were many things that happened at the Philadelphia Convention in 1787. The main purpose of the convention was to fix the many problems with the Articles of Confederation. Some men like James Madison wanted to reform the new government to a cen…
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That varied, Some of them were strongly opposed to it, some of them strongly supported it, some of them were indifferent to the matter, and some, such as Jefferson, were torn. Jefferson knew slavery was wrong and spent a great deal of effort to try to end it, at least in Virginina. Yet he owned slav…
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I don't know if any of them used those precise words but there were those who held that view. Since America had a small population spread over an immense territory there was significant concern about whether it would be possible hold it together and have a sense of national identity. There was fear …
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%REPLIES% Answer Jared Ingersoll from World Book Ingersoll, Jared, (1749-1822), was a Pennsylvania signer of the Constitution of the United States in 1787. Ingersoll held several state and national offices during a lengthy career in public service. Ingersoll was born on Oct. 27, 1749, in New …
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No, they thought significant changes would be required over time. tyhomas Jefferson even came to the conclusion that it was wrong for one generation to bind another with their laws and thus that no law or constitution should be permitted to last more than seven years.Michael Montagne
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Its roots are in the debates over ratification of the Constitution in 1787-1789. The people who supported ratification organized and aided each other in securing passage. Once the Constitution was ratified they still held similar views and had similar interests so they naturally continued to work to…
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Republicanism is eliminating a king and creating a system of government where people are involved. Republicanism meant there would be more equality. The views of all the different classes of people would be incorporated into the government. People had to sacrifice their self interests to work for th…
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Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the founding of the United States.
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The main issue that the federalists and anti-federalists disagreed upon was the bill of rights. The federalists believed that the people should just have the constitution, however the anti-federalists believed in making a bill of rights so the people could see what there rights were.
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