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  • Conflict Between Large and Small States
  • Conflict between Slave (Southern) and Non-slave (Northern) States90% of slaves resided in 5 states (GA, MD, NC, SC, VA) where they accounted for 30% of the total population.Requirement that 2/3 of the states ratify required that Southern states be compromised with
  • 02 - U.S. Constitution

    1. 1. Chapter 2 The Foundingand the Constitution<br />
    2. 2. Clicker Question<br />Which of the following is NOT a Collective or Public Good?<br />a. A Freeway<br />b. An Emergency Room<br />c. A Paid Parking Lot<br />d. Airport Security<br />
    3. 3. Which do you agree with Most?<br />In order to curb terrorism in this country, it will be necessary to give up some civil liberties. <br />We should preserve our freedoms above all, even if there remains some risk of terrorism?<br />
    4. 4. Which do you agree with Most?<br />Everyone should be required to carry a national identity card at all times to show to a police officer upon request. <br />Being required to carry an identity card would violate people’s freedom of association and right to privacy.<br />
    5. 5. Which do you agree with Most?<br />Some people say it should be a crime for anyone to belong to or contribute money to any organization that supports international terrorism. <br />Others say that a person’s guilt or innocence should not be determined only by who they associate with or the organizations to which they belong.<br />
    6. 6. Clicker Question<br />How do you believe the Founding Fathers would view the contemporary U.S. Government? <br />Strongly approve<br />Approve, but with some concerns<br />Disapprove<br />Strongly disapprove<br />
    7. 7. Clicker Question<br />Do you believe the U.S. Constitution with its included amendments would be ratified by a majority of Americans if put forward as a referendum during the next election?<br />Yes<br />No<br />
    8. 8. Clicker Question<br />Do you believe our government should do more, the same, or less for the citizens of our country?<br />More<br />About the same<br />Less<br />No Opinion<br />
    9. 9. Clicker Question<br />
    10. 10. Clicker Question<br />
    11. 11. Clicker Question<br />
    12. 12. Clicker Question<br />
    13. 13. Clicker Question<br />
    14. 14. Who Were the Delegates (55 total, 39 signed)<br /> 1. 35 were members of legal profession<br />2. 3 were physicians<br />3. Almost 50% were college graduates<br />4. 7 were former chief executives of their states<br />5. 6 were large plantation owners<br />6. 8 were important businessmen<br />100% were Male, White, Upper-Class, and all but 2 were Protestant (the 2 were Catholic).<br />
    15. 15. Clicker Question<br />Do you believe that the particular demographics of the men at the Constitutional Convention played a role in shaping that document?<br />A big role<br />A little bit<br />Not at all<br />
    16. 16. “A Marriage of Interests and Principles”<br />The framers’ economic interests were reinforced by their philosophical and ethical principles.<br /> They sought to create a government to promote commerce and to protect property. <br />At the same time, they hoped to fashion a government less susceptible than existing state and national regimes to populist forces hostile to the interests of the commercial and propertied classes.<br />
    17. 17. republicanism and Excessive Democracy<br />While the founders believed in a (1) limited government based on (2) popular consent, with (3) protections against majority tyranny…<br />They also held Elitist concerns about excessive popular democracy in the states…<br />They didn’t want to give too much authority to “average” citizens who lacked the capability to make reasonable decisions about government.<br />
    18. 18. Clicker Question<br />Should their be a basic knowledge exam to be able to vote?<br />Yes<br />No<br />Maybe<br />
    19. 19. Clicker Question<br />Who becomes President of the United States if the President and Vice-President should die?<br />Speaker of the House<br />Attorney General<br />Secretary of State<br />
    20. 20. Clicker Question<br />Can you name a senator from your state?<br />Deal<br />Isakson<br />Zaxbys<br />Linder<br />
    21. 21. Clicker Question<br />Can you name the representative from your district?<br />Yes<br />No<br />
    22. 22. Constitutional Convention:The Great Compromise<br />Two factions emerged:<br />Virginia Plan<br /><ul><li>Bicameral legislature
    23. 23. Representation based on population</li></ul>New Jersey Plan<br /><ul><li>Unicameral legislature
    24. 24. Representation equal for each state</li></ul>Connecticut (Great) Compromise<br /><ul><li>Bicameral legislature
    25. 25. Upper House: equal representation
    26. 26. Lower House: based on population</li></li></ul><li>Clicker Question<br />Which of the following statements is true about the Three-fifths Compromise?<br />It settled the question of how many senators each state would get.<br />It created a system to elect the President of the United States.<br />Under this compromise, five slaves would count as three free persons in apportioning seats in the House of Representatives. <br />Only three-fifths of all slaves were allowed to vote in national elections.<br />
    27. 27. Constitutional Convention:The Three-Fifths Compromise<br /><ul><li>Two primary questions concerning slavery:
    28. 28. Should the slave trade end?
    29. 29. If not, how should slaves be counted for purposes of representation in the lower chamber of Congress?
    30. 30. Three-Fifths Compromise
    31. 31. Southern states would be allowed to count three-fifths of their slaves for purposes of representation
    32. 32. Under a 1 for 1 scheme, if states were granted 1 rep. per 10,000 people and Virginia had 50,000 slaves they would receive 5 representatives
    33. 33. Under the 3/5 compromise, Virginia would receive only 3 representatives (3/5 of 50,000)</li></li></ul><li>Separation of Powers3 Branches w/Distinct Powers<br />
    34. 34. Checks and Balances<br />Checks and Balances - the mechanism through which each branch is able to participate in and influence the activities of the other branches.<br />
    35. 35. Clicker Question<br />Which of the following concepts best explains the underlying reason for the Bill of Rights?<br />Checks and balances<br />Separation of powers<br />Limited government<br />Rule by government<br />