ch. 2 notes. - The Founding and the Constitution of Revolutionary America From Confederacy to Federalism(Chapter 2 What kinds of choices did the

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The Founding and the Constitution of Revolutionary America From Confederacy to Federalism (Chapter 2) What kinds of choices did the colonists have to make when a revolution was becoming real? Select 3 choices and discuss The Founding of the nation involved choice & in fact reflected “study of political choices” Political, Economic, Question of allegiance to Crown? Religion? What is a Constitution? What Purpose does it serve? Declaration of Independence: First constitution and Declaration of Independence came into being as a result of: Conflicts between Britain and Colonies Conflicts among competing groups within the colonies. 1776-1777 Articles of Confederation First Constitution, was adopted in 1777
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Unformatted text preview: • Under this arrangement, the central gov. had little powers while the states retained significant power • As a result, 2 nd founding, the Constitution was introduced in 1787 Purpose • To grant more power to gov • Promote commerce • Protect property from state legislature • Established mechanism which would provide opportunity for popular consent for new governments • New government would not threaten property rights & liberty • Why was property right so important??? Several of the founding fathers were slave owners Slaves were considered properties. Political/Historical backdrop: Colonies as they existed before Independence • Early settlers were a diverse bunch:...
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  • Law, Constitution of Revolutionary America

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