Essay On Strong National Government

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A strong national government was not an ideal outcome for most Americans in the early ninetieth century. In fact, a lot of people were scared that they would have a strong national government because they just fought for freedom from that type of government. Many guidelines were put into place to limit the power of the national government by the constitution, but that did not stop the national government from expanding its power very rapidly almost immediately after being formed. The national government was not always so powerful but with time it became much more powerful and a lot of that power came from the early nineteenth century. The judicial branch had a lot of expanding of powers to do if they were going to be able to do anything to help check the other branches. Luckily for them, they did just that in the early nineteenth century. In the beginning, they really only had the power to form the court system and they were kind of separated from the rest of the branches unless they broke a law or they wanted to impeach a president. This changed for them while Jefferson was in office, the supreme court had a large court …show more content…
The only thing it does is a line out the powers for each branch of the national government. Some politicians try to fight the rise in power by saying if it is not in the constitution you can 't do that but nowhere in the constitution does it say that the branches can 't do other things nor does it say that you have to even follow what it says. All that happened was the people voted this piece of paper to run the government even though it was super vague and is open to interpretation. The constitution is the main reason why the national government was able to expand its power during the nineteenth-century and at every other time in

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