GOVT 3665 9_23_08_Notes

GOVT 3665 9_23_08_Notes - Debate over the constitution...

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Debate over the constitution: Federalists and antifederalists: Constitution: -First constitution in history had to be ratified by 9 states Proponents: Federalists ==wanted to stop the will of the mob -wanted the better few to have power nearly miraculous that there was so little to object to- washington assembly of demigods- jefferson wisest ever yet presented to man Opponents: Anti-Federalists ===Wanted the will of the many to rein supreme lansing: "triple headed monster" -three branches of tyranny Madison: uses word "filter" John Jay: art confederation: power was focus on the local -when once a national govt is established the best men in the country will be elected. ..widest field for choice. .no want for persons Fed 35-The larger the constituency==> it would be less likely for on whose fames and achievements do not travel beyond the scope of his neighbors Indirect process of elections will extract from the masses. .the purest and noblest characters 35: common man would always be deferential to those he recognized as better than he. Antifederalists: Preferred direct democracy
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2009 for the course GOVT 3665 taught by Professor Kramnick, i during the Fall '08 term at Cornell.

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GOVT 3665 9_23_08_Notes - Debate over the constitution...

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