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What did our Founding Fathers include in the constitution to prevent the national government form becoming too powerful?

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2008-05-23 22:18:31
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The Constitution created a national government made up of three separate branches (separation of powers) and provided for a system of checks and balances so that each branch could check the power of the other two branches, thus preventing any one branch from becoming too powerful. The Tenth Amendment to the Constitution also provides that powers not given to the federal government, nor specifically denied the states, belongs to the people and the states.

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