Polysci2 - nation ± Amending the Constitution ± High...

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1 Writing the Constitution Articles of Confederation ± A confederation of states. R t i t d ti l th it ith ± Restricted national authority with no executive or judiciary. ± Consequence: the nation faced severe collective action problems. ± Shays’s Rebellion (1786-87). Creating a Constitution ± The scope of the agenda was unknown, but from where did the ideas spring? ± Delegates introduced competing plans for the new government. ± The full text of the Constitution.
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2 The Legislative Branch ± The structure of Congress appears in Article I . ± Section 8 lists the enumerated powers : ± Commerce clause ± Necessary and proper clause The Executive Branch ± Article II ± Creating an “energetic” executive. ± How is the executive branch limited? The Judicial Branch ± Provisions for the judiciary appear in Article III . ± What provides for an independent judiciary? ± The power of judicial review was left unresolved.
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3 Substantive Policies ± How did the Constitution provide solutions for other problems facing the
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Unformatted text preview: nation? ± Amending the Constitution? ± High transaction costs. ± Logrolling the Constitution and slavery. Fighting for Ratification ± The Anti-Federalists : ± Who were they? ± Leading figures? ± What arguments did the Anti-Federalists make? ± The Bill of Rights as strategic politics? Federalist #10 ± Why were the founders so concerned with factions ? ± How can the government control the effects of factions? ± How do republics control majority factions? 4 Federalist #51 ± Why is this quote so important, “Ambition must be made to counteract ambition”? ± How does the structure of government reflect these principles? Early Constitutions in Texas ± What were some of the earliest influences on Texas constitutions? ± Independence and life as a republic. ± Civil War and Reconstruction. Texas Constitution Today ± Current constitution was ratified in 1876 . ± Major provisions? ± Is reform necessary?...
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