Congress Have Too Much Power Under The Constitution Of 1787

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The article of confederations had many weaknesses, congress did not have enough power under the articles, the states had more power than national government, and the fear many people held of the national government having too much power. The constitution of 1787 was an attempt to resolve the weakness of the articles of confederation. James Madison was an important political thinker. He questioned sovereignty and limiting power. Madison’s answer was that power at all levels of government, was decided upon by the people, therefor the federal government and state government were both sovereign ( Brinkley, 165). A main concern was a large nation that would entail corruption or absolute power. Madison stressed that a large republic had so many
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