In the summer of 1787, the Framers labored to set up a political regime that would not only secure liberty and republicanism, but also bring energy and stability to the national government. Because of the failures of government under the Articles of Confederation, American political institutions were at risk. In order to secure these institutions, the Framers constructed a republican form of government that—among many other important features—instituted a new form of federalism.
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About the Professor
Will Morrisey is a Professor of Politics at Hillsdale College, and has held the William and Patricia LaMothe Chair in the U.S. Constitution since 2000. He attended Kenyon College, and went on to receive his Ph.D. from New School University in 2002. He is the assistant editor of Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy, a position which he has held since 1979. He has served as a consultant for The Jersey Shore Partnership, the executive director of Monmouth County Historical Commission, and a teaching assistant at New School University.