2-15-06 Hist105

2-15-06 Hist105 - February 15,2006 Main Issues $ Large...

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February 15,2006 Main Issues $ Large State vs. small state $ Balancing power between central government and state government $ States with large slave populations v.s states with few slaves $ A freedom @ v.s A Tyranny @ Powers of central Government $ Only congress can levy taxes- branch of government most accessible to the voters $ Controlling war- only the national government can A engage in war @ $ Executive can not declare war-only congress $ Bill of Rights passed to check the power of the central government. Insure individual liberties frm being taken by the central government Senate $ Senate can A propose and concur @ with house on revenue. $ Gives the president it = s A advise and consent @ on appoint. (Justices, ambassadors) $ Elected for Six years, two senators per state.(very important in the antebellum era.) $ Original Idea- Senate would represent the interests of the states. Not elected by population but by state legislatures. Slave States V.S A Free States @ $ 3/5 clause- Act.1 section3 A 3/5 of all persons @ counted when A enumerating @ the population in the census. $ This gives southern states an advantage in the leadership of the National representatives and electors to electoral college. $ In return
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This note was uploaded on 10/27/2008 for the course HIST 105 taught by Professor Hatfield during the Spring '07 term at Texas A&M.

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2-15-06 Hist105 - February 15,2006 Main Issues $ Large...

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