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? asked in Politics & GovernmentGovernment · 2 months ago

Did the founding fathers hoped that the US would become an Oligarchy Authoritarian nation with a leader like Trump?

5 Answers

  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    They did offer George Washington a lifetime monarchy with the ability to designate his own successor and create a dynasty. But he wisely suggested an elected head of state without dynastic powers. So yeah, some of the Framers probably would have been okay with that. 

  • ?
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    The FF would be appalled by how a (basically) 2-party system developed so much polarization. The checks and balances described in the Constitution are designed to encourage negotiation and compromise. 

  • ?
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Excellent question 

  • 2 months ago

    No. That’s why the checks and balances were put in place so that no branch has more powers than the two other branches. 

    The legislative branch can make a law but only the president can sign it into a law. If there’s a dispute, the judicial branch interprets the law.  

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  • Sam
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Actually, they warned us against just that thing. It is what they fought against.  They pledged their property and lives to have freedom from those like Trump. 

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