02 Founding Debate - National Government 2. The Founding...

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National Government 2. The Founding Debate A Teaching Moment Human Nature Individual Motivation Federalist: Self-Interest – Virtue is Learned Anti Federalist – Elites are More Dangerous
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Human Nature • Anti-Feds: Revolution – Common Enemy – State Governments – Humble Ambitions • Federalists: Revolution – Debtors – Virtue of Leaders Response • Elections bring about accountability! Scale of Political Life • Federalist: Large Politic • Anti-Federalist: Small Community
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Response • Madison – Restriction of Liberty – Aggregation of Faction – Defined Federal Powers The Power to Tax • The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises Art.1 Sec.8 Clause 1 Fed. #30 • every POWER ought to be proportionate to its OBJECT
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Brutus • Under this clause may be imposed a poll-tax, a land-tax, a tax on houses and buildings, on windows and fire places, on cattle and on all kinds of personal property:--It extends to duties on all kinds of goods to any amount, to tonnage
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