March_26th_Madiha - March 26th Notes Forging a New Govt.:...

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March 26 th Notes Forging a New Govt.: The Period of Confederation and the Constitution I. 1783 – 87: Permanent Revolution or Stability?? - trying to create a stable government was harder than trying to have a revolution. - were weary of simply reinstating another oppressive entity - made pursuing liberty and property for white males to be easier - property included slaves - liberty = freedom from governmental influence - II. Ideology of the Republic: Theory (Ideal) and Practice (Reality) “The Balance” - source of American ideological theory comes from Britain and maybe even as far as Floerence (Machiavelli) - aesthetic balance and symmetry; philosophy thought of the world is symmetry, set up in binary opposition; theory and practice - civic humanism - remember: in england, the way virtue was defined in the elite by civil terms; expected to work in the civil/public domain - stigma with luxury - how does one enforce virtue? You have to enforce it yourself III. Practical Applications of Republican Theory
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