What Was The Role Of Government In The 19th Century

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The history of America has always been pretty straightforward, but the same cannot be said for what Americans can expect from our government. Since 1781 till today how Americans perceive the government has changed throughout periods of time. Americans can expect the federal government to preserve the rights granted to individuals all the while leaving our society predominantly free until government intervention is needed. When creating the new nation our government set up three branches; executive, legislative, and judicial. The executive branch is in charge of making laws official, the legislative branch makes the laws, while the judicial branch is in charge of the courts and making sure each law is constitutional. Americans can expect the three branches of government to use the…show more content…
During this time period the bill of rights was written. The bill of rights states the rights that we have as a citizen of the United States. It was written by the federal government and passed by the state government. The government can’t deny us any of these rights. It gave Americans the viewpoint that even though there is a government they do not have total power over us. We as citizens have rights that they cannot take away under certain circumstances. The bill of rights led into the expectation of protection over our individual rights, but black male suffrage and women 's suffrage had a huge impact on expectation equality of opportunity. The government wrote the 15th amendment to ensure that black males could vote. They also wrote the 19th amendment later on ensuring the women had the right to vote. Due to these amendments added to the constitution citizens of the united states can expect equal opportunities no matter the race or
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