afeguards for Conservation

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afeguards for Conservation a. Dispelling Myths i. Heated clashes among the delegates have been overplayed ii. The area of agreement was actually large 1. Economically – members saw eye to eye 2. Politically – they favored: a. A stronger government b. Three branches c. Checks and balances 3. Suffrage – most believed that common people shouldn’t vote b. Safeguards Against the Excesses of the “Mob” i. Federal judges – Appointed for life by the President ii. President – Elected by the Electoral College iii. Senators – Chosen by the State legislatures iv. House of Representatives – Qualified (adult, white, male property owners) citizens could vote directly c. Constitution and Democracy i. The powers of government should be limited ii. The people, not the authority of the government, was to be the ultimate guarantor of liberty, justice, and order iii. Preamble begins with “We the people” – reaffirming these republican principles d. Constitution Is Accepted By the Delegates i. James Madison wrote most of the Constitution ii. It contained a preamble and seven articles iii. By September 17, 1787, 42/55 remained to sign the Constitution. However, 3 of those didn’t sign it iv. Madison tells us that “…Doctor Franklin, looking toward the President’s chair, at the back of which a rising sun happened to be painted, observed to a few members near him, that Painters had found it difficult to distinguish in their art a rising from a setting sun. I have, said he, often and often in the course of the Session…looked at that behind the
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