American Government History

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Every modern state passed through a long history before having been established in their contemporary form. The United States of America, the oldest surviving federal presidential constitutional republic, is not an exception,. However, there had been some times when the territory of the United States had constituted an English colony. In some time, certain great events took place that completely changed the history. Due to key historical events, our nation managed to pass from a colonial territory to a democratic country and form the government as we know it today. In the first instance, democracy as a basis for the government's existence had not always formed part of citizens' life. In the society ruled by monarchs this idea might seem strange…show more content…
After the lapse of 150 years, the Americans were confident and powerful enough to voice their intention to become independent and refuse British predominance (Ushistory.org). Sure thing, the implementation of this idea was not as easy as it might seem. In this way, one the first the most significant event in the way to the establishment of the modern government is the American revolution. After the war that followed the proclamation of intentions to reject the British crown and brought considerable losses, a need in a new type of government and the constitution that could guarantee liberty came out. In the early period of the independent American republic, a preliminary version of the Constitution was prepared. As a matter of fact, this document remained valid longer than any of that kind in a human…show more content…
This document's creation was important as it ensures that the government will never seize enough power to interfere with an individual liberty and economic independence of every citizen in th United States of America. In this way, today we have the government that did not turn into the new king of monarchy but takes moderate actions. As a result, the United States of America has been bit by bit turned from a colony with no governmental rights and a zero participant of the world political arena to one of the most powerful players with the government being the significant manager of the domestic economy (Moore). Obviously, with finding the independence more than two centuries ago, the government was not founded in a form as it is known today. It had much more limited responsibilities and restricted rights that today (Moore). However, the first goal of the government was to ensure public safety. Firstly there was neither Department of Commerce, nor Department of Education. There was also no Department of Housing and Urban Development (Moore). The minimal interference of the government could not give any hope that in some time the government would be able to take an active role in daily lives of the
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