DISCUSSIONS FOR POLSCI180 - Discussion1 Giventheagreements/...

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Discussion 1 Given the agreements/disagreements and backgrounds of the Framers of the Constitution I  do agree with Charles Beard’s Interpretation of the Constitution. The constitution  strengthened, improving the central government's financial future as well as improving  capital markets (McGuire). So these improvements only protected and benefitted people who  were merchants, bankers, and well people whose personal property were tied to its  economic interest. So before the constitution it was harder for to regulate commerce or tax  directly because the central government had no power to do so. So when the adoption of the  Constitution came into play the advantages of having a strong national government was able  to pay off its debts, coin its own money and maintain its worth (Beard). The influence on wealth has a lot to do with the American political process because like I  mentioned above money was suffering under the Articles of Confederation which lead to the  adoption of the Constitution to protect the wealth of merchants, personal property owners  etc. Yes I do believe that our democratic system is still based on Rule of majority because it  still is the best rule to protect minorities. It’s still based on Fair and open elections because  today eighteen and over adult plus women also gets to vote and participate in those  elections. And yes it is also based on Human rights because everyone s still working,  expression themselves and basically to live life. There might be many flaws in the  Constitution but there are also many positive sides to it. Works Cited 1. McGuire, Robert. "Economic Interests and the Adoption of the United States Consitution".  EH.Net Encyclopedia, edited by Robert Whaples. August 14, 2001. URL  http://eh.net/encyclopedia/article/mcguire.constitution.us.economic.interests 2. Beard A., Charles. An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States.  Toronto, Collier-Macmillan Canada, Ltd. 1913 http://web.syr.edu/~ssgoz/review1.htm 3. Love A, David. Gap between rich, poor a real threat to democracy.  http://www.onlineathens.com/stories/031906/opinion_20060319067.shtml Discussion 1 Given the agreement/disagreement and backgrounds of the Framers of the Constitution do  you agree with Charles Beard’s economic interpretation of the Constitution? Yes. Charles Beard’s economic interpretation of the Constitution includes his thoughts that  the Framers of the Constitution intentionally omitted the need to own property in order to  vote. At that time, the states desired to have property qualification, or taxpayer status in  order for men to vote drafted into the Constitution. Beard believes that the property 
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