PatriotAfire Wrote:
Feb 19, 2013 11:53 AM
Washington's concept of the Union, of course, at the time of the Revolution, was independence of the 13 colonies from King George. The Constitution was created to set up a national government as, to quote Madison, there were too many "mischiefs of faction" among the now freed colonies. The national government was to ensure a "well-constructed union." The federal government, in Washington's mind, as in the minds of all the Founders, was to be a creation of the People to safeguard the unity of the 13 colonies, and there would be checks and balances.