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The Founding Fathers chose a Democratic Government because they wanted the peoples opinion to matter. They also may have been afraid that the government would turn into a monarchy or Dictatorship.

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The founding fathers feared that a democratic government, with power in the hands of the people. They knew and discussed how all prior democracies ended in disastrous failure.

What did the founding fathers mean by republic?

What the founding fathers meant by republic is citizens having rights to elect those who represent them. The founding fathers are believed to have been against democracy.

Why does the US have a constitutional republic?

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in constructing the government of the U.S. the founding fathers settled on a republic and representative democracy. first, define republic and what general rationales for having a republic?

The constitution create what government?

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How did Roman government influence the founding fathers of the US?

because the Romans invented the Republic. (the Republic is a way of ruling a country)

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the founding fathers the founding fathers

Who established limited government?

The principal of limited government is a characteristic of a Republic form of government setup by the founding fathers for the United States.

What were the founding fathers views of government?

The founding fathers viewed the government as limited. The government served at the bequest of the people.

Who established the principal of limited government?

The principal of limited government is a characteristic of a Republic form of government setup by the founding fathers for the United States.

What happened to make the founding fathers create a republic?

In a republican form of government, elected representatives are responsible for the government operation and are also responsible to those citizens who elected them. The Founding Fathers did not establish a pure democracy within the Constitution of the United States. They provided for indirect democracy, or, a republic. The Founding Fathers were classical conservatives. They believed that democratic ideals would best be obtained by a governenment that was not dependent upon the daily whims of the population. The people would best be served by electing representatives who would uphold the framework of government set down in the Constitution.

Where does the government get its powers from?

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Why did the founding fathers decide that the United States should be a republic?

The founding fathers felt the US should be a republic because they wanted the US to have freedoms they didn't have in Britain.

Why does the US have a democracy government?

because god made it that way!!:) Our founding fathers did not want to be ruled by a king or a parliament that was not fair. They wanted to establish a government in which the people are in charge. America is actually a democratic republic where the people elect representatives to do the work of decision making in government.

Were the founding fathers more concerned about overreaching government power or the mass class?

The founding fathers were more concerned about overreaching government power.

What political party was found by the founding fathers?

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Which ancient governments inspired the founding fathers the most?

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Is the nation democratic with two parties?

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