Jean Jacques Rousseau's, social Contract, and John Locke's, two Treatises of Government. James Madison, father of the Constitution, his notes became the best record of what happened at the convention. 22: "The faith, the reputation, the peace of the whole Union, are thus continually at the mercy of the prejudices, the passions, and the interests of every member of which it is composed. Writing the Constitution: The, constitution itself was based on many great political writings including the Baron de Montesquieu's. Chief among the deficiencies were those that weakened the international position of the United States. Their deep concern about executive abuse of power was not merely a reflection of their perceptive readings of history but also an out-growth of their own experience, for the fear of power resonated from the colonial period. Copyright Complaint Adult Content Flag as Inappropriate.
The old weakness of the First and Second Continental Congresses remained: the new Congress could not levy taxes, nor could it regulate commerce. From the beginning of the, american Revolution, Congress felt the need for a stronger union and a government powerful enough to defeat Great Britain. The impetus for an effective central government lay in wartime urgency, the need for foreign recognition and aid, and the growth of national feeling. Download Presentation, an Image/Link below is provided (as transpiration Lab is) to download presentation. All rights reserved Powered By DigitalOfficePro. Presided over meeting, gave the meeting greater significance, would later become the first president of the United States.