How the framers intended to distribute power within the federal government?

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The original intent was to divide the country down into smaller pieces that were easy to manage and to load the federal government with preponderant and unwieldy tools for dealing with small issues. The framers believed that local government was better handled and kept in check by local citizens, and through that representation they were better prepared for handling the larger federal government. A large part of this plan relied on the transportation and communications delays of the day, which are moot today.
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