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  • constitutional convention.
  • The constitutional convention was a gathering that drafted the constitution of the united states in 1987.
  • All states were held at a meeting in Philadelphia, they formed a govt. that separated powers to have a balance of 3 branches, so the power was equal and balanced.  
  •  The declaration of independence was a formal statement that was written by an american founding father  Thomas Jefferson, it declared the independence of the 13 colonies from Great Britain. 
  • The Judicial branch asses the laws.
  • The Legislative branch is authorized to make laws, alter, and repeal them 
  • The Executive branch carries out laws
  • The Articles Of confederation
  • it failed because there were many more negative aspects than good ones. for ex. No national currency, couldn't collect taxes, and no strong military. 
  • Federalism 
  • more efficient.
  • together we are stronger. 
  • we think a unified govt was a threat.
  • The various branches of govt. was to make sure one part of the govt. didnt have too much power.
  • Anti-Federalism 
  • A non-centralized govt. gave more  authority to the states. 
  • it was too similar too a monarch. 
  • The Articles Of confederation was an agreement among the 13 original states of the United states of America that served as its first constitution. This was also the first written agreement and the first constitution of the USA
  • there was an unbalance of power between the feds. and the govt.
  • federalist support a system of govt where states unite under one central govt. 
  • Anti-Federalist were completely opposed of a stronger unified govt. 
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