Lecture 14 - American Heritage October 17, 2011 October 17,...

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Unformatted text preview: American Heritage October 17, 2011 October 17, 2011 DONT FORGET : Please fill out your Mid-semester evaluations. Essay #4 Workshop (Thesis & Outline) are due at the beginning of labs on Oct. 27 th or 28 th You should bring three copies of a one-page document that clearly states your thesis and gives an outline of your planned argument. You will give one copy of this document to your TA. The other copies will be shared with up to two of your fellow students in the lab. Failure to do so will mean a significant penalty in your participation grade. Senator Joseph Lieberman Tuesday, Oct. 25, 11:05 a.m., Marriott Center Objectives Examine the connections between the government and the governed. Explore the democratic and undemocratic tendencies in our constitutional system. Ponder the developments to the constitutional system since the Founding. The Founding Documents Do you notice any tension between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution? The Founding Documents The Declaration The Constitution A comprehensive critique of government A comprehensive structure for government Suspicious of government authority. Assumes government authority necessary for national purposes States that all individuals are equal. Does not treat all individuals as politically equal. This equality presumes that all voices are equal. Some voices weighted more heavily than others (e.g. residents of small states) An Example of Why the difference matters! How Should We Make Course Policy? Question: Should we drop the final essay from the required assignments for this course? Indirect Democracy (19 th Century) Representative Democracy (20 th Century)...
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Lecture 14 - American Heritage October 17, 2011 October 17,...

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