Chapter 9 The Confederation and the Constitution

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Chapter 9 The Confederation and the Constitution (A) Background (1) evolution (the continuing process) rather than a revolution a. They wanted to protect their liberties (2) egalitarian (3) democracy-republic(which is a representative democracy) we choose all kinds of leaders president, governor, senator, city councilmen, etc. a. political democracy b. economic democracy- where everybody had the opportunity to participate in the economy c. social democracy- (4) example egalitarian a. property ownership eliminated to order to vote (women and slaves still couldn’t vote) Constitution Making in the States - Constitution- a written pan of government. It tells us how the government Is organized. Two it tells us what powers the government has, and third it tells us what the government cant do. - Republicanism-what ever power the government has is coming from the people. Radical idea, the people have the power - Constitution convention-delegates were chosen by the people and ratifications had to be made by the people - Fundamental law in each state, the constitution was supreme. They could pass laws but they couldn’t conflict with the constitution - Bill of Rights - 3 branches- legislative, judicial, and executive, Leg will be the strongest because it is the most responsive to the people. They will be elected by the people. The term of office is about one year so the people can make sure they get what they want. 5. economic crosscurrents
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course HIST 1120 taught by Professor Grigg during the Spring '08 term at UNO.

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