POSI 2310 Exam Review 2

POSI 2310 Exam Review 2 - Exam2.StudyGuide Fall2008 th o...

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2310 Principles of American Government Exam 2. Study Guide Fall 2008 Exam – Wednesday October 15     th    Problems with the Articles of Confederation No central government to protect national interests o i.e. National Securety (Spanish, french, insurgents of british power) Inability of the states to figure out ways to repay debts. o States, both creditors and debtors in debt to…. Uniform makers, building makers, ex. No sence of a unified national economy Consensus and conflict at the Constitutional Convenion 1. Need to substitute a constitution for the Articles of Confederation 2. A need to substantually strengthen the governemnt to protect american interests. Provide for social  order, and regulate interstate commerce 3. Belief that a strong national governmnet could be tyranical 4. Government should not fall in the hands of any paticular intrest or group of interests 5. A belif in a republian form of government. Features of what already existed in the states before the Philadelphia Convention 1. At the time of the convention all 13 states had constitutions 2. All had bills of rights 3. All 13 states had established legislative bodies 4. All states had their own currency 5. 10 of 13 states had independent executive (govenor) 6. 9 of 13 states had independnt judiciaries 7. States were pitted against each other for trade and currency Conflict at the convention How would representation in the government be determined? What would be the nature of, and how would we select a presedent? How would contraversial issues be resolved, The status of Slavery The Virginia Plan and New Jersey Plan The Virginia plan – James Madison Established a strong central government controlled by the most populus and whealthy states  (Pensilvania was most popular, followed by NY, MA, and VR Popularly elected 2 house legislative – Bicamoralism – number of represetatives would be  propotionate to state populus 1 single executive Recognition that national sovernty was superior to state soverntey, this found its way into the  constitution The New Jersey Plan – William Patterson – In response to The Virginia Plan Proposed 1 house legislative branch, witch 1 member from each state has equal vote Slightly stonger, Called for a plural executive Each states sovernty would be equal to the national government The Connecticut Compromise Drafted by 11 delegets aka “The Great Compromise”
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2 house legislative, an upper and lower house and a single executive House of representatives Seats apportioned by population Elected every 2 years Majoritarian 1 institution ledns itself to majoritarian demacracy is the house of reps
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