The Challenges of State Creation and Democratization in the United States

  • Alex Roberto HybelEmail author


This chapter explains the state-creation process of the United States and the formation of its “flawed” democratic political system. The chapter addresses five questions:
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    What were the main challenges the people of the United States encountered as they sought to consolidate and legitimize the power of the state?

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    What were the main challenges the people of the United States faced as they strove to create a political system?

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    What compelled the people of the United States to gradually democratize its political system?

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    What kind of democratic system did the people of the United States create?

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    How well does the democratic system created in the United States compare with those formed in Spanish American states and developed states?



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  1. 1.Marina del ReyUSA

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