Constitution of the United States.
The Founding Father had a fair number of obstacles to overcome to get the Constitution passed and ratified. One of their big obstacles was the fact that everyone did not want a national government that would have more power than an individual state. None of the states wanted to be controlled or taxed by anyone else. The people were afraid of having an executive branch that would resemble anything like a king. The other issued addressed was that no part of the government would run the country without being checked by another branch of government. People also wanted to make everyone feel that the government was there to serve them and would not be easily influenced by any special interest. The main problem that confronted the creators of Constitution was how to create the fair representation for balance interest of small states and big states. As we may see there were a few obstacles that need to be overcome to satisfy the interests of many in order to receive their support. The Constitution addressed these issues by restraining the power of the new national government by creating three separate branches of government--executive, legislative and judicial. System of checks and balances was introduced to prevent one branch of government from controlling the other two. Some of the points of this system were: the president may veto an act of Congress, but Congress may override a presidential veto by two-thirds vote; the Senate and the House have to approve same form of the bill before it could be sent to president and so on. The president could only be elected for term of four years. He could be impeached for criminal wrong doing by Congress, if enough votes. The citizens, rather than the states, comprised the foundation of the new government. The House would be voted in by the people for two year terms and the number of representatives for each state would be determined by population. The Senate would have two senators per...
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