While writing and making compromises to write the Constitution had not been easy,
getting the Constitution ratified was an even larger issue. Arguments both for and against the
ratification were presented to the people, dividing many into the camps of the
The purpose of this module/weeks Discussion Board Forum is to encourage
you to think through the connection between the philosophical and theological
influences on the Founding Fathers and the specific ways in which these influences
shaped their correspon
Originally meant to revise and improve on the Articles of Confederation, the Philadelphia
Convention or Constitutional Convention resulted in an entirely new Constitution for the United
States. As the delegates met to review the Articles, they realized th
SHORT PAPERS GRADING RUBRIC
0 to 50 points
All key elements of the assignment are covered in a substantive way.
Content is comprehensive, accurate, and/or persuasive.
Major points are
SHORT PAPER TOPICS
Short Paper 1
The purpose of this assignment is to encourage you to research and reflect on the historical
tradition the Founding Fathers rooted themselves in when writing our founding documents.
James McClellan begins Liberty,
GOVT 421 Course Syllabus
AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY
A survey of American constitutional development from British and colonial origins to the
present, emphasizing the history of the Supreme Court and the dev