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Unformatted text preview: • Because we have liberty we have factions Seven Shortcomings of the Constitution • Equal representation of states in senate • Slavery • Suffrage • Judicial power/ Judicial review o Can declare things unconstitutional • Senators elected by lower house of people • Election of the president • Congressional power VA Plan (Madison) • Supporters: big states, nationalists • Key features: o Bicameral legislature All based on population Senate elected by the lower house o Legislature can make any law Makes congress most powerful, can veto any legislation o Council of Revision NJ Plan • Not constriction of exec and judicial o Multiple ecec leaders o Supreme court (limited appeals) o Unicameral les/ one vote per state • Levy taxes • Regulate commerce Commerce clause o Interstate trade Necessary and proper clause Supremacy clause • Federal authority over state authority Take care clause •...
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This note was uploaded on 05/17/2008 for the course POL SCI 1 taught by Professor Wallsten during the Fall '08 term at Berkeley.
- Fall '08