AP U.S. Government 3.2 Constitutional Foundations

Do you know who the greatest proponent of a strong central government was? We do. Watch this video and find out so we'll have something to talk about. 

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beard and shay's All right Well even though the founding

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fathers worked together to overthrow the british monarchy there was

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less of a united front when it came to stating

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their preferences for a new form of government let's See

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which individual on this list made a strong central government

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His well crowning achievement was this list Greatest proponent of

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a strong central government Be patrick henry Well actually patrick

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henry was so opposed to a strong central government that

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he refused to show up at the constitutional convention given

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liberty or give him a system dominated by powerful state

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governments You know like that Alright it See thomas jefferson

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want a strong central government Well even though jefferson eventually

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served as a rather powerful president he actually advocated for

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a small national government in the nation's founding days So

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that's a wrap for tom tom here could the strongest

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Proponent on this list have been de charles beard huh

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Well charles beard was a twentieth century historian of the

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constitution so d seems a bit well harry In this

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case what about e daniel shays Well shay's rebellion was

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a major uprising led by yet daniel shays who is

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none too pleased with the taxes imposed by the massachusetts

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state government which means that the greatest proponent of a

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strong central government was a alexander hamilton Hamilton was the

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central thinker behind the federalist party one of the first

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political parties in the united states which advocated for a

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strong national government to support commerce and develop the american

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economy So ay is the correct answer Rumor has it

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