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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