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In 1786, the big question was how to create a government strong enough to govern and defend all of the colonies without creating a new tyranny that would favor one political faction or one person’s ambition. The framers of our Constitution were generally in agreement that their original Articles of Confederation would not be sufficient to hold the colonies together. How could they create a government that all of the colonies could trust enough to support? That was the big worry as they went into the 1787 Constitutional Convention.
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