310LFall2008StudyingFramersAndConstitution

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Studying the Framers and the Constitution
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The political theory of the revolutionary era Origins: Magna Carta + English “bills of rights” from1689 Mayflower Compact + colonial “bills of rights” from 1641 The rights of British subjects Vs. intrusion by distant government “No taxation without representation” The rights of human beings [“all men”] Root of contemporary concept of human rights Growing demands for popular sovereignty Questions of “political equality” But for whom? The special problem of slavery
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Key stages in the creation of the republic--what to study [textbook] Declaration of Independence--key arguments Articles of Confederation--key features, esp. weaknesses Constitutional Convention Representation: “the great compromise”: Virginia Plan vs. New Jersey Plan---Connecticut Compromise Slavery: 3/5 compromise Ratification debate: Federalists vs. Anti- federalists--key disagreements Bill of Rights--significance and key elements
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