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Unformatted text preview: Katie Whelley 3/5/08 A Route to Tyranny When the founders created the three branches of government one branch was set aside as the law making body. The primary concern at the Constitutional Convention was “creating a legislative body that would be able to make laws to govern the new nation” (O’Connor and Sabato 240). Thus the Legislative Branch was created. The Framers designed this branch to be bicameral. Each state was represented by two members in the Senate, no matter the population, where as the number of state representatives in the House of Representatives was determined by the population of the state. These key elements of the Legislative Branch still exist today however many things have changed. Some smaller changes have been made that the founders would probably overlook. Other changes however have impacted the process immensely and have drastically re-worked what the Legislative Branch that the founders created. It is because of these drastic changes that the founders would not be pleased with the current legislative process.thesis why? ok didn’t they expect such blinding would occur, thus the reason they wanted elections to be made by an elite group? Awkward sentence That was the only way to prevent factions, however, he acknowledges that limiting liberty would not benefit the state or citizens They would be unhappy for too many checks? But they desired limited functions of law making, which is why the process is difficult to pass a bill good can’t they work hand in hand? Meaning, reelection assumes that the representative is working for the welfare of the country, thus people are willing to reelect them? State legislation is in the hands of the individual states It is very obvious that the Legislative Branch of government would have to change as the country itself changed. thesis why? ok didn’t they expect such blinding would occur, thus the reason they wanted elections to be made by an elite group? Awkward sentence That was the only way to prevent factions, however, he acknowledges that limiting liberty would not benefit the state or citizens They would be unhappy for too many checks? But they desired limited functions of law making, which is why the process is difficult to pass a bill good can’t they work hand in hand? Meaning, reelection assumes that the representative is working for the welfare of the country, thus people are willing to reelect them? State legislation is in the hands of the individual states These obvious changes however were seen as basically harmless to the founders. One obvious change was the size of the branch itself. The number of representatives in the Senate was agreed upon as two per state. At the time the Constitution was ratified there were only thirteen states which meant twenty-six representatives in the Senate. As the population grew so did the number of states until it reached fifty....
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