CHAPTER 2 - PATTERSON CHAPTER 2: CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACY:...

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PATTERSON CHAPTER 2: CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACY: PROMOTING LIBERTY & SELF-GOVERNMENT Case of Watergate and Nixon resignation: temptation of power and constitutional limits on power FOCUS : Constitution and Competing goals: Limited govt vs. Self govt. BEFORE THE CONSTITUTION: COLONIAL AND REVOLUTIONARY EXPERIENCES Limited Government and British Traditions: common law Limited Government in Colonial Period: Rights of Englishmen denied and taxation without representation Limited Government in Declaration of Independence John Locke and natural rights/ inalienable rights Function of Declaration: what did it accomplish? Very Limited Government: Articles of Confederation powers and weaknesses of national government political realities, chaos and Shays’ Rebellion THE CONSTITUTION : Constitutional Negotiations: Strategies for Success Va. Plan vs. NJ Plan == Great Compromise North-South Compromise: Three- Fifths Compromise Ratification Strategy Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists Federalist Papers persuade ratification of document
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