Founding Brothers

What were the 5 assets and 4 liabilities the US had when the constitution was written?

Supposedly found in the Preface.

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1) "A bountiful continent an ocean away from European interference.."

2) "...a youthful population of nearly four million.."

3) "... a broad dispersion of property ownership among the white populace.."

4) "...a commitment to republican political institutions.."

5) "... a unanimous consensus that the first chief executive would be George Washington."


1) No one had ever established a republican government as large as the United States.

2) dominant intellectual legacy..... made evident in the Declaration of Independence.

3) the states had no common history

4) the majority of the nation's population was made up of slaves


Founding Brothers