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Electoral college

Compromise that did not give any group the power to select the president

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Enumerated powers

Powers specifically listed

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Necessary and proper clause

Granted confess powe for making ball other laws that were necessary and proper for carrying out enumerated powers

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Separated powers

A government of separated institutions sharing powers

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Shared powers

Powers that aren't completely separated between branches of gov but are shared among them

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Americans thought that an balance of power led to

Tyranny

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Many state constitutions provided for

Weak executives which were unable to check legislative powers

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In many people's opinion legislatures passed laws that

Violated rights

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Challenge of creating a government with

Balanced powers

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Separated powers

"Checks and balances"

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Delegates wanted congress to be a

Deliberative body

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Bicameral structure made it difficult to

Pass laws

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Delegates believed that power to legislate is the

Greatest power possessed by government

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Sought to prevent

Corruption

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Members of congress not permitted to hold

Another office while serving in house or senate

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Virginia plan would have given congress

Plenary powers unlike the NJ Plan

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Congress became a body with enumerated powers with

Adoption of the great compromise

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Congress had power to make all other laws that were

Necessary and proper for carryin out enumerated powers (necessary and proper clause)

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Executive necessary for coordination of

Foreign affairs and management of treasury

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Framers wanted to give executive branch enough power and independence to

Fulfill its responsibilities

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Executive needed energy:

The capacity to act quickly when necessary for common defense to preserve public peace and in international relations

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Delegates did not want to give executive any power or independence that

Could be abused

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Deliberative body

Should thoroughly debate issues and avoid making hasty decisions

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Three key matters needed to be decided to achieve balance between executive and limited gov

Single or plural executive
Term of office for executive possibility of reelection

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Single or plural executive

Confess could keep watch over single
Plural would be less likely to be tyrannical

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Length of office for executive

Term originally 7, committee on postponed matters chnsged to 4

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Eligibility for reelection

Initially constitution didn't set any limits on number of terms a president could serve

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Delegates wee aware that group with powe to select the president would

Have power over the president

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Discussed idea of direct election by people but

Rejected it believing that citizens wouldn't know best candidates

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Allowing people to elect president directly

"Trial of colours to a blind man"