George Clinton's Pursuing The Constitution

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I believe George Clinton had some understandable reasons for why he felt the Constitution was unworkable. I agree Clinton feared the federal power would overwhelm the states individual power as each state had its own needs and there were too many people for one government to protect. Therefore, he felt it was best to have people from their own state protect themselves because having a government control “all its parts,” would remain weak. For example, Clinton states that if “North Carolina had an army under their control, they never would have lost Vermont, and Franklin…” Furthermore, he agrees with Montesquieu, who states large territories are often men of large fortunes and these men often “become sensible that he may be happy, great, and
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