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Why did the founding fathers believe a federal system would work?

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2014-09-18 00:16:59
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Not all of the Founding Fathers believed in a federal system, and for many of those who did, it was simply seen as the best option at the time. The country had experienced a weak federal government under the Articles of Confederation, and the results were disastrous. Many came to believe that a stronger federal government was the solution.

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