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The Constitution created a very small central government with federal spending averaging only 2% of GDP between 1788 and 1913. Most Americans has no contact whatsoever with this small central government during their lifetime. Hence, the US economy went from 0.5% of the entire world's industrial output in 1788, to 42% of the world in 1913. Never in the annals of history has there ever been sustained prosperity like this over a 125 year period. We can thank James Madison.

Thomas Jefferson 1796, 1800, 1804; James Madison 1808, 1812; Ron Paul 1988, 2008, 2012; Rand Paul 2016.