Influence of the Founding Fathers Essay

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KAP political science nine weeks term paper The growth of a new nation can be a great struggle. Our founding struggled to form a perfect nation through the enactments of The Articles of Confederation, The Constitution, and also The Federalist Papers. They struggled to make a document that they could depend on in times of need, and the constitution was the one that really set the line and challenged the government to near perfection. Something can never be perfect that's why the federalist papers were created to enhance the constitution and make it something very close to perfect. All of these essays under the federalist papers were very important building blocks that helped us become the great nation that we are now. In the Federalist…show more content…
Many of these factions try to gain popularity for a candidate who wants a position in the government; this is a simple and fair way to win. Also in today's world you don't hear much about factions having conflicts with each other, since the government is big enough and pays attention to everyone. The Constitution urged for a division of power. First between the state government and the Federal government and also between its three branches: the legislative, the executive and the judicial branches. A system of checks and balances ensures that one branch does not exert ultimate power but that it is observed and corrected by the powers of the other two branches.The Federalists divided power is in three different branches, the executive, judicial, and the legislative branch. The legislative branch tends to be the most powerful; therefore, this branch was divided into two sub-branches. Not only does these powers have to be balanced, but also the president cannot have too much. Checks and Balances are made so that if the president starts to act like a king or a dictator he can be impeached. The goal of the checks and balances were achieved, since the branches in the government are now equal. Today Checks and Balance are still applicable and in effect. It is a very good idea our founding fathers came up with. Also the system allowed each of the three sections to have a say in each of the others ability to exercise and authority.
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