Historical Background of the U.S. Constitution and Governmental Processes


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Historical Background of the U.S. Constitution and Governmental Processes
(1) The most important reason why the Founding Fathers divided the United Stated Government into three branches was to create a system of checks and balances. This system was important because of the fear of monarchical or consolidated power from taking over the government. After the British had disallowed colonists from representing their own regions in local government, the importance of having the three branches essential to combat the monarchy as a direct form of rule over the people. This is why the Presidency would symbolize a leader of the nation, but not a all-powerful king that controlled the people or decision-making processes in the government. By dividing...
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..... Electoral College was abolished in favor of direct elections for and by the people.
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