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American Revolution

How would you define republic as described by the American after the American Revolution?


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January 20, 2008 8:57PM

The Federal Govt. was charged, by the Founding Fathers with 2 jobs. The first was national defense and the second was to ensure, through the courts, that citizens rights laid out in the constitution were not infringed. That's it. The Federal Govt role was very limited so as to ensure the freedoms given to it's citizens.