The Constitution and its Critics (outline)

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The Constitution and its Critics Articles of Confederation 1781-1789 Fear of Centralized Power Provisions No judicial Branch No tax; lack of taxing authority Each state permitted to issue own currency Effects national trade and local traveling Causing inflation is some states No president or chief executive (exec branch- execute laws made in legislative branch) Pres power could make way for abuse of power No standing army or navy Relied on states Every state has a veto II. Controversies of the New Constitution Legitimacy of the Constitutional Convention Rhode Island was last to ratify the constitution 55 delegates were present Meetings were secret/meetings were to make changes but ultimately didn’t (?) Representation Presidency Slavery Delegates were both for and against, deal with it w/o dealing with it Convention was organized around compromise Agreed to count 3/5 of state’s slave population
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