PSC Notes Midterm

PSC Notes Midterm - Concur rent I. Making of the...

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Unformatted text preview: Concur rent I. Making of the Constitution A. Enlightenment Thinkers 1. Thomas Hobbes a) Boring, staunch monarchist b) Wrote, Leviathon c) (will of the strongest) 2. John Locke a) Father of the Enlightenment b) Governs Best, Governs Least c) Wrote, Two T reatises d) (Hobbes in sheeps clothing) e) Governement has two jobs: (1) To promote the commonwealth (2) To protect individual rights 3. Montesquieu a) Wrote, Spirit of Laws b) Checks and balances c) Geography creates type of Government d) State Governments have a lot of power 4. Ha r r ington a) Wrote, Commonwealth of Oceania b) Constitution is necessary 5. Hume a) Philosopher b) Wrote, Political Discourse 6. Adam Smith a) Checks and balances b) Student of Hume I I. The Constitution A. Slavery 1. State Issue a) North were the abolitionists b) South still wanted slavery (1) Slaves kept economy strong B. State Representation 1. Virginia Plan a) Created by Edmund Randolf b) Called for proportional representation 2. New Jersey Plan a) Created by William Patterson b) Called for equal representation 3. Thus came the Senate and the House of Representatives C. Articles of the Constitution 1. Shows how a bill becomes a law 2. Creates Executive Branch 3. Creates federal court system a) Section Three defines treason 4. Defines state law 5. Amendment Process a) 2/3s of Congress (House and Senate)...
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