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Philosophy Of American Government Essay

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Kevin Medina
October 17, 2012
Core 100/ Pasternak
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The Constitution of the United States was a document created for mainly two purposes, to establish a means of federal government, and to limit the power of such government. Ever since gaining freedom from the British, the United States did not believe, nor want to be controlled by a “King” or one specific leader, similar to Great Britain’s system of government. They believed that limiting power among the government would create a more perfect union, and better the United States.

One specific feature of the American system of government that limits one man or group from having to much power is the separation of powers. There are three branches in which power is s...

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