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The U.S. Constitution, 2nd Edition by Timothy Harper

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CHAPTER1

The Founding Fathers and a New Form of Government

In This Chapter

  • The American Revolution
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • The founding fathers
  • The Articles of Confederation

The creation of the U.S. Constitution is a remarkable story, and it’s a remarkable tribute, not only to the intellect but also to the determination of the founding fathers and the citizens they represented, who wanted a new way of living and a new form of government.

The early Americans’ first attempt at a shared government following the Revolutionary War was the Articles of Confederation, a loose confederation. It was designed to avoid the sort of powerful central ...

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