JRLC5040 Notes 2 - J RLC5040: Class notes 8/19 Ar t icles...

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J RLC5040: Class notes 8/19 Articles of Confederation weaknesses - Can’t tax - Can’t regulate commerce - No centralized authority - Madison wanted power in a centralized government and power to tax in order to resolve problems between states (but with limitations and conditions) South: land (not populous) North: more people (lots of capital) - Can’t tax land because it would hit the South harder and doesn’t represent population 16 th Amendment (1913) - Congress power to tax income - Overrides article I section 9 (not proportionate to population) - Fundamentally alter relationship between the government and citizens - Notion of taxation changed Article 5: Ramification Process - Amendments - Require balanced budget proposal 2/3 vote of House and Senate; ¾ approval by states - >10,000 proposals for amendments; only 27 passed - State constitution- primary repository of rights Congress shall make no law… - Bill of Rights limits government power (language doesn’t focus on giving citizens rights directly)
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This note was uploaded on 09/10/2011 for the course JRLC 5040 taught by Professor Lee during the Fall '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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JRLC5040 Notes 2 - J RLC5040: Class notes 8/19 Ar t icles...

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