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1786 - How to Govern

Vast Woodlands of North Carolina

America's leaders still disagree when discussing how to formulate the young country's government. Now free from Britain's tyranny, there is no king who rules America. Who should be in charge? How can we defend ourselves against invasion by another country? Who will protect each of the 13 states? How much power will the government have? The Articles of Confederation does not provide for these concerns.