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The inclusion of the indirect election of Senators, the judicial appointment process, and the Electoral College indicated that the writers of the Constitution:
Believed strongly in direct democracy and an expanded voting population.
Had resolved to minimize changes to the Articles of Confederation.
Were heavily influenced by theological debates and publications.
Strongly agreed with Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan.
Distrusted common people and wanted to limit their influence on the government and choosing its leaders.