Govt Paper 1 - GOVT 111 First Paper Assignment A Small but...

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GOVT 111 Natalie Schneider First Paper Assignment A Small but Significant Change In 1787, the men in attendance of the Constitutional Convention worked diligently to produce a form of government that would create a balance between the various concerns of the American people. These men tried to construct a Constitution that would not only last through time, but that the people would acknowledge as credible and legitimate. In doing so, the Framers of the document described some areas of the new government with direct, unmistakable language and others with vague wording. If the Constitution were written today, one change that might occur would be the exchange of the word “he” for “he/she.” This change may seem minor at first glance, since the American people generally agree that all citizens are created equal regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, and the like; however, the change in wording would, in fact, have created an entirely different political atmosphere for American government. If this change would have occurred earlier in the
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2008 for the course GOVT 111 taught by Professor Faber during the Spring '08 term at Millersville.

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Govt Paper 1 - GOVT 111 First Paper Assignment A Small but...

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