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George Washington

At the constitutional convention how did the framers satisfy the need to have a government that could control the governed?



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The framers gave more power to the federal govenrment. The Constitution contained coersive powers over the states. The new federal government held the power of taxation, and military might over the states. The new government was ratified by the people not the states and therefore the social contact was between the people and the federal government.