The Legacy Of The American Revolutionary War

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The English philosopher John Locke once said, “Where there is no property, there is no injustice”; a statement that would play a pivotal role on the American Founder’s philosophy. After the American Revolutionary war, the U.S Government, or lack of, was failing under the Articles of Confederation as the law of the land. The Founders knew they had to develop a more stable central government for fear of tearing the nation apart. The Constitution Americans abide by today was then created, but not was not a unanimous decision early on. The Founders knowingly created a republican government, other than a democracy, that would be controlled and governed by a small group of elites to protect the liberty and property of the American people.…show more content…
Both he and Brutus believed that the framework for our great nation was built flawed, and that a democracy in its full sense was not being created. The Federalists Papers were created to help ease the introduction of the Constitution. One of the leading Federalists, James Madison, had strong feelings towards both democracy and political factions. Madison feared a large democracy would soon lead to tyranny because he believed they could not carryout such an enormous task. He believed the solution to a possible tyranny would be a representative government. Madison thought that by electing representatives, the voice of the majority would be embodied. He assumed that people would not completely trust the process of a republic, so he assured there would be checks and balances inserted to ensure the rights of the people were not in jeopardy. James Madison saw political parties as groups of people with similar interests, but he also seen them as a danger to any government. In order to better control these factions, Madison believed that interest groups would eliminate or detain other factions based on the group’s interests. Federalists like James Madison believed that a strong republic would help solve the issues of both political factions and a direct democracy. James Madison once said, “The rights of persons, and the rights of property, are the objects, for the protection of which Government was instituted.” In the time of the Founders property was a luxury that not every

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