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A plan of government


What influenced the delegates? British ideas
What provided a model for Americans The English Bill of Rights of 1689
The Enlightment a movement of the 1700s that spread the idea that knowledge, reason, and science could improve society
Who influenced the debate of the Enlightenment period? John Locke and Baron de Montesquie
What did Locke believe all people should have a natural right to life, liberty, and property
What did the framers view the Constitution as? a contract between the American people and their governement
What did the Constitution create a federal system of government that divided powers b/t the national, or federal, government and the states
Federalism sharing power b/t the federal and state governements
what could the federal government now do with the Constitution tax, regulate trade, control the currency, raise an army, and declare war
What could the states now do with the Con. pass and enforce laws and regulate trade within their boarders
Created by: emma.nolan