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Lesson 2p - Lesson2 Chapter2,continued The Convention...

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1 Lesson 2 Chapter 2, continued Framing the Constitution The Convention It was clear from the beginning that amending the Articles was not enough (especially with the unanimous requirement in the way), so it was decided that the Articles would be scrapped and start anew. The Framers All wealthy, with prestige, power, influence, and education. tendencies. Themes John Locke & his not so whack Natural Rights. Suspicious of . Against populism & “majority tyranny.” Suspicious of . Distrustful of . The “Easy” Results Republicanism (don’t confuse with the Party). Gov’t run by those . left to determine election qualifications. B l d t Balanced government. All groups should be represented. No one group will dominate.
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2 The “Easy” Results Separation of Powers “The principle of dividing governmental powers among different branches of government.” . Checks and balances. “[E]ach branch of government can check the actions of the others.” . See p. 21. The “Easy” Results The 3 branches of government. I.e., Congress = Senate & House of Reps Law . I.e., The President. Law . I.e., the Supreme Court Law . The “Easy” Results powers (aka delegated powers). “Powers specifically granted to the federal t b th Write: Gave federal gov’t government by the Constitution.” Limited federal gov’t’s powers to . All other powers reserved to states (10 th Amendment)
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3 The “Easy” Results Nationalism “The centralization of government powers at the national level.” . Federalism “The division of political power between the national and state levels.” .
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