Class 11 - Monday,October10th Draft Essay #1 due Wednesday,...

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Monday, October 10th  Draft Essay #1 due Wednesday, Oct. 12th n For help with essay visit 173A SWKT n 4-5 double –spaced page analysis of a modern rule-of-law dilemma n Organization n Facts n Analysis n Research n Mechanics n Style  Don’t forget you’ll be tested on the films (More Perfect  Union)
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Designing Government Part Two:  Virtue, Structure and Factions
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The “Miracle” at Philadelphia It appears to me, then, little short of a miracle, that  the Delegates from so many different states (which  States you know are also different from each other), in  their manners, circumstances, and prejudices, should  unite in forming a system of national Government, so  little liable to well founded objections.   Washington to Lafayette, Feb. 7, 1788
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Miracle at Philadelphia The whole of them together formed a task more  difficult than can be well conceived by those who were  not concerned with the execution of it.  Adding to these  considerations the natural diversity of human opinions  on all new and complicated subjects, it is impossible to  consider the degree of concord which ultimately  prevailed as less than a miracle. Madison to Jefferson, Oct. 24, 1787
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Miracle (Cont.) “This Constitution is the keystone of our national life.  It is my  faith and conviction that it came not alone of the “brain and  purpose of man,” but of the inspiration of the Almighty.  In this  Constitution, with its Bill of Rights, are the great concepts which  have made this a mighty nation, the greatest the world has ever  known.”  Gordon B. Hinckley, Aug. 4, 1996
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The New Constitutionalism n Strengthening State Government n Strengthening the Confederation
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Creating a Federal Government n The Great Compromise n Troubled Politics n The Compromise on Slavery
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Representation and Sovereignty n The Virginia Plan n The New Jersey Plan n The Great Compromise (Connecticut  Plan) n Established Federalism
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Madison and the Virginia Plan n Madison had thought long and hard about  representation. n Very concerned with mischief of state governments. n “Vicious legislation” passed by states showed that republican  government may not preserve private rights and the public good. n Concluded that national government had to act  directly on the people, without relying on state  governments. n Thus: Representation according to population  (proportional representation).
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Madison and the Virginia Plan n Also argued for a bicameral (two-house) legislature,  with the upper house checking the lower house. n
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