Rousseau's Fable Of The Drag Hunt Analysis

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During the period between the years 1776-1790 the United States underwent a series of important developments which gave way to the creation of a unified country with a "muscular central government." The implications of Rousseau 's Fable of the Stag Hunt are reflected in the details of the behaviors of the 13 states and other actors during the period of the Articles of Confederation to a great extent and in many ways. The pursuit of equality for most colonists started from the idea that the Declaration of Independence proclaimed, "All men are created equal." This effort in the pursuit of equality was joined by many states, some states reduced property-holding requirements for voting, while others agreed to the demands of the people that claimed that ordinary men and women…show more content…
In 1776 the Continental Congress called upon the colonies to draft new constitutions. The Continental Congress practically asked for colonies to summon themselves into being as new states. According to the theory of republicanism the state 's sovereignty would lie on the authority of the people. The documents the states drafted were contracts that defined the powers of government, as did the old colonial charters, but these new contracts drew their authority form the people, not from the royal seal of the king of Britain. The documents were mean to represent a fundamental law, above to the normal unexplained changes of mind of the ordinary legislations. Once more Rousseau 's Fable of the Stag Hunt is reflected in the details regarding the making of the constitutions in the states. This implementation made by the Continental Congress of 1776 was a major step towards today 's democratic state. The Congress was a "stag hunting" Congress, it saw beyond the present and knew that by giving each of the states sovereignty through the authority of the people it would be providing the states with an opportunity to govern their state with a more personalized legislation which could represent the
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