6.11.07 Notes - 6/11/06 Questions – – – – What were...

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6/11/06 Questions What were some of the distinctive characteristics of the US Constitution? What aspects of the constitution were ‘conservative’ or ‘radical’? Why was ratification (approval) of the constitution so controversial? What were the main arguments for and against ratification? What was the Bill of Rights and why is it significant? Constitution Constitutional convention originally met only to revise the Articles of Confederation. After doors were sealed, they decided they must draft a new document. James Madison kept the only record of what went on during these meetings Separation of Powers was something not included in the Articles of Confederation, was included in the Constitution to make a stronger government. Most Controversy was on the Legislative Branch Virginia Plan – (big states) 1 house legislature, each state would have 1 vote Connecticut Plan (Great Compromise) - 2 House legislature, House of
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