The Founding Fathers

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Luisana Zambrano
Test 1 The necessity of the Founding Fathers to establish a new independent state was reflected in the Declaration of Independence, where they defined “that all men are created equal and that they are endowed by their common creator with certain unalienable rights that among this are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness”. The main purpose of the constitution was based on the defeat and prevention of excess of power previously vested by the English empire. Their discontent with the imposed rules and norms as “taxes without consent, cutting off trades with all parts of the world and establishment of an arbitrary government” made them defined clearly the purpose of the new document that would shape the structure of
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For the Founding Fathers, the necessity of a common power established on the constitution was directly related to management of different ideologies and practices of the states under a balance of power and individual freedoms. However, the definition of power shall not be expressively defined since its ability to corrupt whoever is ruling. The Founding Fathers based their possibility of acquiring power because of the people, who voluntarily would give up their freedom in exchange of a defined structure that would guarantee their liberties and rights. The functionality of Federalism is based on the shared power among the federal state and the national state, where responsible governance would lead to the stability of the …show more content…
“We the people of the United States… do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America” reflected the principle of democracy and the power of the people to choose what they want for the government. “…Establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote general welfare…” defined the equality in which the republic is founded, where justice is the main control of power. “...And secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our prosperity…” which the main purpose is to establish liberty as a principal characteristic of national

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