The Constitution was indeed a noteworthy advance in government. It was, however, opposed by many. There were many reasons for opposition to creating a new form of government. These reasons included both greed and a belief that a change could easily lead to a loss of all that was fought for in the Revolution. The formation of a new form of government was a bold move and to change that slowly falling government, known as the Articles of Confederation, to a new form during a convention held under secrecy was an even bolder one.
A multitude of state officials with power disagreed with the new Constitution. This document would mean less power for the states and a new stronger central government. Less states’ power would in turn mean less power for themselves. This led to quick opposition by many greedy state officials.
In addition to this, a change of this proportion could possibly lead to a quick conquering of the United States of America. This was a somewhat mixed up and troubled time for the U. S.. The U. S. had nothing of a military establishment but several small militias. If a foreign country was to find the current government unstable and ultimately doomed to failure, the U. S. could be easily taken over. Both France and Britain would have liked to claim the U. S. for themselves and would not have thought twice about attacking. It was partly for this reason that the meetings concerning the construction of the Constitution were kept secret. This caused many politicians to believe that forming a new government was both unsafe and unwise.
Military Governments Charles Aquino Political Science 1/14/97 Military governments have been around since the days of feudalism. Itis the oldest and most common political state. According to Shively, a military government is one in which a group of officers use their troops to take over the governmental apparatus and run it themselves. Military governments are usually weak in appeasing the masses ...