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Strengths And Weaknesses Of The Constitution

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When the US became independent, it created the Articles of Confederation. It was the first Constitution of the United States. Under the Articles of Confederation, states had the power. The new nation had a fear of strong central government. People thought that their liberty will be limited if a king had the power. Even though the Articles of Confederation was created to ensure a stable country, it has some weaknesses, which were creating problems. In order to bring solution to the problems, the US Constitution was created. Although the Constitution solved a lot of problems, it still shows a pessimistic view of government. The Constitution’s distrust toward the government is reflected through its principles such as checks and balances, separation of powers, limited government etc. These principles reveal a negative view of the government because of the fact that powers are divided up among different branches and each branch acts as a checkpoint for others. One of the most important principle of the Constitution is the separation of powers. This principle divides power between the legislative, executive and judicial Branch and each branch has its own duty. The separation of powers was established to prevent the concentration and abuse of power by any one branch. For example, the legislative branch is responsible for making laws, whereas, the judicial branch is responsible for enforcing laws (Article 1 & 3). On the other hand, the executive branch cannot make laws, but it can
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