chapter 2 Struggle for Democracy

chapter 2 Struggle for Democracy - Chapter 2 - The...

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Chapter 2 - The Constitution Shay’s Rebellion Why did it occur? What flaws did it point out in the Articles of Confederation? Shay’s Rebellion In the beginning…. Colonial governments have ‘compacts’ The Puritans(read: Pilgrims) established a theocracy Around the beginning, but a little afterwards. .. Other colonies (MD, NY, NJ, PA, DE, NC, SC, GA) came from royal grants…. Why is this important? They were established as proprietary colonies. .. Huh? What’s a proprietary colony? And why is this important? But we don’t have a parliamentary system…. State legislatures borrowed: the idea of bicameralism Some procedures of how a bill becomes a law The American Revolution 2nd Continental Congress began to meet in 1775…. Goal?
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American Revolution The pamphlet ‘Common Sense’, by Thomas Paine helped get support in the colonies to separate 1776 - separation was considered inevitable and by July, the Declaration of Independence was written Key things in the Declaration Influenced by John Locke’s The Second Treatise on Government The idea of a social contract ideas colonists were “created equal, had certain natural rights, and government got its powers from the governed” Articles of Confederation This was the first constitutional framework… What is a Confederation? Articles of Confederation What was good about the Articles? There is a central government Center Govt. could make war or peace First organized agreement between the states ‘league of friendship’ What was wrong with the Articles? Problems power, taxes, commerce, chief executive, money Couldn’t force states to ‘play nice’ with each other (commercial warfare) Important points about the Articles
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Were the states independent countries who loosely joined together or were they an interconnected country? Why is this a big deal? Power of National Government Shay’s Rebellion Constitutional Convention Shay’s Rebellion (Sept 1786) is a catalyst for the Constitutional Convention ( May 1787) 74 delegates invited only 55 arrived and only about 40 really took part in the Convention Constitutional Convention Constitutional Convention Proceedings were kept secret…
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