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How did the Founding Fathers get the idea for the Constitution?


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2008-05-23 21:49:32
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English colonists arrived in America and settled the colonies and brought with them the ideas of government that had been developing in England for many centuries. Some of those ideas included limited government, the idea of representative government, philosophical and political ideas of men like john Locke, and the practice of government that had been developing in the colonies for almost 200 years prior to the writing of the Constitution of the United States. The men who helped write the Constitution were well educated in political and governmental ideas. They were practical as well as intellectual and through much compromise, helped develop a form of government that has withstood the test of time.


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