In 1754, Benjamin Franklin called for a union of the colonies under the Albany Plan but was not successful. The earliest form of independent government in America came as a result of the Articles of Confederation in 1781 which established a single chamber national congress in which each state was represented by one vote. The Articles of Confederation unified the colonies for the Revolutionary War against the British and taxation without representation. They also established states rights. The Articles greatest strength was that it protected against a large an...
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Though the Constitution of the founding fathers has been amended over time, to meet the needs of the citizens of the United States, the overarching principles of a separation of powers and a system of checks and balances are the fundamental concepts that drove the founding fathers to break ties with their British ancestors and strive for a better way. These concepts are the cornerstone of our country and have endured with little change for over two hundred and twenty five years. They are the basis of our limited government which is “of the people, by the people and for the people”.
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