090 - By 1786 there was a consensus emerging that something...

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Government and Politics: US 14:27 Declaration of Independence 5 main ideas - Equality - Rights - Government secure rights If a government abuses people and abrogates their rights, then the people have the  right to rise up in revolt of the government and instill a new government that will protect  their rights. - Consent Lists a litany of violations of these principles by the Crown in England and then goes  back to point that we have right to revolt and thus are independent. Term UNITED STATES OF AMERICA first used in declaration. Articles of Confederation Loose confederation of states established after revolution. Each state had one vote in legislature, 9 votes needed to pass No power to tax (federal) Can’t regulate commerce No executive No judiciary – state courts only , operated under state law.
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Unformatted text preview: By 1786 there was a consensus emerging that something had to be done to fix articles Constitutional Convention Closed sessions for four months. Shortly after convening they decided to scrap articles and start over. Popular Sovereignty Govt rules by consent of the people. Wanted a republic and not democracy very afraid of democracy Believed in link between ownership of property and liberty Equality antithesis of liberty, inherent tension between these two values plays out through American history Constitution all about liberty, not equality Preserving liberty, protecting individuals from undue interference by the government. 14:27 14:27...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2009 for the course POLI Poli 325 taught by Professor Waller during the Spring '09 term at McGill.

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