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Hist 1052/18/19Republic no king and no aristocracy 11 of the 13 former colonies will make new governments and write constitutions for themselves. Bad experiences with English government and raw political theories shape new republics.English constitution, unwritten constitution, organic evolving constitution that changed year by year, included every new law that parliament had passed. No centralized taxation and legislative sovereignty – people are sovereign, rights that all humans deserve. Bad representation/ virtual representation. Mixed government, monarchy, bureaucracy, and theocracy.Natural rights human rights, Delectation of Independence unalienable rights. People has a right to abolish government. Republicanism, a republic by definition was a system of self government placed tremendous emphasis on it’s citizens be a man and own land – have the full stake in society. Personally independent, vitreous. A constitution is higher fundamental law.Rights as English men have been violated by parliament we tell you what laws we have. Doesn’t matter what government says, constitution proceeds all of it. Conflict between Power vs. Liberty, almost every government started deteriorating – liberty over time.Let government serve one year, microwear, one house legislator. 2 house constitution house legislator every year, no one can go seven years, property is dropped. Pay taxes or else you couldn’t vote/Decided to go w/o a governor. How do you make people the supreme leading/ leader not in share power to review and uphold the constitution elected every seven years spring newProcess of convention to make a constitution, special meeting of the peoples representatives, personal independent, invoke the power of popular sovereignty. To propose a graph of the constitution used first time in Massachusetts. 1781 Articles of Confederation first national constitution. Only in effect for a few years, replaced by Constitution in 1789.Set up a league of friendship among sovereign states a treaty among all 13 member states. Congress thatwas established under articles had very limited power, couldn’t make or enforce its own laws, had to depend on state governments to enforce that law. Issues; way too weak , more of a treaty than an actual national government – US was weak and vulnerable to losing its


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