13 R - POLS 206-508 R Constitution and Federalist Papers I Convention II Controversy VA Plan NJ Plan III Final Product IV Ratification V

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POLS 206-508 R 9/13/07 Constitution and Federalist Papers I. Convention II. Controversy VA Plan NJ Plan III. Final Product IV. Ratification V. Federalists and Antifederalists VI. Federalist Papers Constitution and Federalist Papers I. Convention Lots of members absent (John Adams) Many radicals not there--Thomas Paine, Patrick Henry “I smell a rat” Charles Beard: Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the US Claims founding fathers were self-interested property owners Secrecy rule: delegates could not talk to outsiders about inside activities Ben Franklin: notorious for running his mouth; could not be trusted II. Controversy VA Plan (Overhaul of Articles) Presented by Edmund Randolph Largely the ideas of Madison (“Father of the Constitution”) “[Madison] was about as big as a half-used bar of soap” Strong central government 3 Separate Branches Rep. based on population House elected by people Senate chosen by House Broad powers—can veto state laws
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course POLS 206 taught by Professor Someonethatwasjusttryingtogettheirdoctorate during the Fall '06 term at Texas A&M.

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13 R - POLS 206-508 R Constitution and Federalist Papers I Convention II Controversy VA Plan NJ Plan III Final Product IV Ratification V

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