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Lecture+_17+Revised+Fall+09 - Lecture#17 States,Union,and...

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Lecture #17 States, Union, and  Nation
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I. Making New Governments:  The State Constitutions A. Rapid Work, Wartime Pressures B.  Common Challenges: Refiguring Anglo- American Precedents in American Conditions 1. Lower Houses and Direct Representation 2. What should Upper Houses stand for? 3. The executive problem. C. Bills of Rights as Hedges against Tyranny
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II. Forging a Union (not a Nation) among the  States:  The Articles of Confederation In terms of Oxford Dictionary the word nation is rarely used  to refer to a state in its physical or geographical aspect. A. Formalizing the Wartime Coalition: A  League of Mutual Defense B. Equality Among States, Supermajority  Decision-Making C. Avoiding Parliament’s Over-reach:  No Representation = No Taxation D.  No Executive Branch: No “People” to be Governed 
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The Articles of Confederation I.    The Stile of this Confederacy shall be  "The United  States of America" I. Each state retains its sovereignty, freedom, and 
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