Speaker 1: now that we are independent, americans should create a government that mirrors the government of great britain. speaker 2: after experiencing a tyranny of great britain, americans know how important it is to limit the government's power. speaker 3: our victory in the revolutionary war prove that americans have wisdom to choose good leaders. speaker 4: as for former colonies, the american states are likely to thrive under a system of strong centralized government. which speaker would most likely support the government established by the articles of confederation? a. speaker 2 b. speaker 3 c. speaker 1 d. speaker 4
A. Speaker 2
The Articles of Confederation is known as the first written American constitution. It has its origins in times of war, also, its development was delayed since people were afraid of central authority and states demanded their lands, until it was sanctioned on March 1, 1781. These articles recognized the states' sovereignity and independency, leaving Congress as an auxiliary resource to solve certain issues, and not having the power to collect taxes or mint money. It was a weak central government, which eventually led to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 that modified and elaborated new federal laws.
Federalists favor a strong, federal government.
The correct answer is speaker 2. Speaker 2 states that after experiencing the tyranny of Great Britain, Americans know how important it is to limit the government's power. This is a statement an anti-federalist most likely would say and stand behind. In 1787, Federalists were the political force behind the making off the first Constitution of the United States as a free country. Anti-federalists were members of the society that were not represented by the values and beliefs of Federalists. They believed that the country should give the power to the states and to avoid a central government. They also believed that the Constitution was not enough to protect the individual rights of the citizens, and believed in the Articles of the Confederation, which give more power to each different State.
D. Speaker 4
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