Notes 1-17-08 - Political Science 101 January 17, 2008...

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Political Science 101 January 17, 2008 Things we want government to do Maintain Infrastructure Protect Life, Country Protect Borders Provide Public Schooling Universal Health Care Maintain Order Public Transportation Emergency Preparedness Protect Freedoms Reduce Taxes Protect Parks Diplomacy Guarantee Social Security Philadelphia Excessively hot summers Sealed windows and doors Secrecy Virginia Vs New Jersey Virginia Plan: Large states favored Strong national government Bicameral Legislature: Two houses lower house you can vote for Voters would elect lower house upper house would be selected by lower house Tax contributors want to handle it on their own New Jersey Plan Less power for national government Not much more power than they had under articles they would levey taxes to make better ways for everyone Connecticut or Great Compromise Deadlocked for weeks many left or were ready to go home. People went back and forth Compromise: Two house legislature Upper house states represented equally
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Notes 1-17-08 - Political Science 101 January 17, 2008...

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