In the late 1780s, prominent political leaders in the United States came to realize
that the government created under the Articles of Confederation was ineffective and
impractical and could not serve a nation in managing relationships among states nor
handle foreign nations. The fear of creating a government that was too powerful was the
basis for foundation of the Articles of Confederation. It created a weak national
government that allowed for most of the power
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not assure the people that
government was in good hands.
Alexander Hamilton asked, “And what even is the Virginia Plan but democracy
checked by democracy...?” The parts of the VA plan that are “democracy checked by
democracy” are the provisions that provide for three separate branches that can veto the
other and override decisions. This complicated system of checks and balances is the basis
of the government that the Constitution of the United States created.