UNIT 8 NOTES

UNIT 8 NOTES - Introduction to Journalism Dr Fred Blevens...

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1 Introduction to Journalism Dr. Fred Blevens Unit 8: Resistance and Liberty, III Constitutional Politics ± No “political parties” as we know them ± Parties have organizations/platforms ± Today, we recognize a basic 2-party system ± Then, “factions” line up behind a leader ± Factions were not formalized/were fluid
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2 Origins of Factions ± Failure of first government ± In 1781, established by Articles of Confederation ± Unicameral legislature ± State representation based on population ± Powers of first government ± Declare war and conduct foreign relations ± Supervise Indian affairs ± Regulate weights and measures ± Create a post office ± Most significant: It could NOT tax/regulate commerce ± Government in reaction to British tyranny ± Very, very weak confederation ± States retain most power ± No executive branch; no judicial branch (belong to states) ± Underfunded, overextended, insignificant Implications ± It’s a failure, of course ± War debt cannot be paid off
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  • Spring '10
  • SURIS
  • conduct foreign relations, Benjamin Franklin Bache, John Fenno, Supervise Indian affairs, Pennsylvania Evening Post

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