Lecture 9_5 Revised - argument. Most Powerful Branch Today,...

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The U.S. Constitution 9/5 Lecture Outline Document of Compromises Separation of Powers (Articles I, II, and III) Other Articles
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Pi Sigma Alpha Callout Political Science Honor Society Wednesday, September 5 th 6:30 p.m. BRNG B268 (Basement) Pizza!
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U.S. Constitution: A Document of Compromises, I A republic in practice Virginia Plan New Jersey Plan Great Compromise
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U.S. Constitution: A Document of Compromises, II Slavery Three-fifths Compromise Slavery provisions supported by Southerners Provision supported by Northerners
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U.S. Constitution: A Document of Compromises, III Trade and Taxation Northerners: taxes on imports Southerners: no taxes on exports
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Separation of Powers Figure 2.1, page 38 Fig. 2-1, p. 38
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Checks and Balances Figure 2.3, page 40
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Most Powerful Branch From the Founders’ perspective, which branch was intended to be the MOST powerful? Provide two pieces of evidence to back up your
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Unformatted text preview: argument. Most Powerful Branch Today, which branch is MOST powerful? Provide two pieces of evidence to back up your argument. Powers of Congress (Article I) Expressed Powers Implied Powers delegated by the necessary and proper clause (= elastic clause) Powers of the Executive (Article II) Expressed Powers But also more powerful today: More democratic Role in foreign affairs Mass media Broad concerns with nation Powers of the Judiciary (Article III) Originally envisioned as least dangerous branch Due to Courts own actions, more powerful today Other Articles Article IV: Full faith and credit clause Article V: Amending the constitution Other Articles Article VI: Supremacy clause Article VII: Ratification via 9 states by conventions Any Questions?...
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Lecture 9_5 Revised - argument. Most Powerful Branch Today,...

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