Essentials of American Government: Roots and Reform, 2011 Edition (10th Edition)

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Questions for Discussion The Preamble 1. What does the Preamble have to do with the Social Contract Theory? 2. Originally, the first draft of the Preamble read: We, the People of the states of New York, New Jersey, etc. (13 states). .. If we had accepted this version, how might it have affected the history of our country? 3. List the SIX purposes of American government as stated in the Preamble. A. establish a more perfect union B. C. D. E. F. Article I 1. Section 1. Under the Articles of Confederation, we had one branch of government. The Legislature consisted of one house. Why did the Framers of the Constitution divide the legislative power between two houses? 2. Section 2, Clause _____: What are the qualifications for the House of Representatives? 3. Section 2, Clause __3 ___: Why is this clause obsolete today? 4. Section 2, Clause _____: What is meant by impeachment? 5. Section 3, Clause _____: What are the qualifications for the Senate? 6. Section 3, Clause __1
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