Notes 2-2-10 - Textbook pg 34. Checks and Balances: Goal of...

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Textbook pg 34. Checks and Balances : Goal of separation of powers—so no one has more power than one another. Limited gov. National Gov is limited. Enumerated powers—national government has ep. Congress has majority vote President appoints but congress approves Senate has to ratify by 2/3 vote President appoints judges for life, the senate has to confirm by majority vote Electoral College The pres is elected by the state. The Final Document Popular sovereignty—the people rule. The constitution begins with the preamble. The US is a federal system. The Federalist Papers An attempt to persuade the public to support the new form of government Federalist #10 and Federalist #51 provide an excellent view of James Madison’s political theory concerning human nature. Appeared in newspapers. Madison and Hamilton gave arguments about why you should vote. The march to the finish The vote by the Virginia ratification convention was essential and somewhat close The New York vote was even closer and put the constitution “over the top” At this point, North Carolina and Rhode Island has little choice but to join. Support for the new constitution
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2010 for the course POLI SCI 2051 taught by Professor Kevinmulcahy during the Spring '10 term at LSU.

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Notes 2-2-10 - Textbook pg 34. Checks and Balances: Goal of...

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