Find your own way. By: Beatrisa Gonzalez and Hailai Ybarra

We need a strong national government that can unite the quarreling states. The Federalist leaders had lectured that the fears of many Americans that a strong government would threaten their freedom or take away their rights.

James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay looked back on under the Articles of Confederation that it had a weak government and the nation was falling apart. They showed that the Constitution would cure those weaknesses by creating a stronger and more effective union of the states.

The powers were limited and was divided into three branches so the people's rights could be safe. Also so that nobody's branch could become too powerful.

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