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As you use the concepts listed below, make sure to highlight or bold terms/concepts!
Remember: As you use the concepts listed below, make sure to highlight or bold terms/concepts!
Important terms—Classical Liberalism, Limited Government, Social Contract, Natural Rights, Locke, Virginia Plan, NJ Plan, Conn Plan, 3/5 compromise, Tyranny, Articles of Confederation, Constitutional Convention, Bicameral/Unicameral, The Sectional 3/5 Compromise, Confederation, Federalism, Brutus, Federalist, Anti-Federalist, Articles I, II, III, Article IV (full faith and credit clause), Article VI (Supremacy Clause), Bill of Rights, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Mercy Otis Warren, Republic, Federalist #10/faction, Amendment Process (Articles V, VII), Civil liberties, States’ rights, Shay’s Rebellion, police powers (10th Amend).
ESSAY QUESTION: THE FEDERALIST AND THE ANTI-FEDERALISTS AND CONSTITUTIONAL COMPROMISE
The Lecture notes on liberalism discuss the first stage of liberalism, explaining that it is referred to as “Classical Liberalism”. If you examine the debate over the ratification of the Constitution we can see that this reflects the first division in classical liberal thinking. Both the Federalist and the Anti-Federalists did not agree on the type of government to create to protect an individual’s life, liberty and property. In framing the Constitution, the Federalists were very careful to address the concerns put forth by the Anti-Federalists.
Taking the aforementioned into account, please address the following questions in your essay (yes, you must answer/incorporate all questions below in your essay):
How (or in what ways) does the Constitution reflect a compromise between the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists? (i.e., How does the Constitution reflect the willingness of the Federalists to address the concerns of the Anti-federalist?) Why did we need a new constitution? What were the concerns of the Anti-Federalists? What were the concerns of the Federalist? What plans were involved in this compromise? How does the US Constitution differ from the Articles of Confederation?
Which part of the Constitution reflects the interests of the Federalists/Anti-Federalists? (Be Specific; cite Articles/Sections/Clauses of the Constitution in your response) What are the core principles of the Constitution? (Where do you see the values of the Enlightenment and Classical Liberalism?)
What can you conclude about the debate between the Federalist/Anti-Federalist? How does the debate between the Federalists and Anti-Federalist portend the nature of US federalism and federal-state relations?
Why has the Constitution endured for over 200 years? Do you think the Constitution needs to be amended? Why or why not? (Cite an example and find a current event to support your answer –either way, you should support your argument with the current event). CITE CURRENT EVENT IN YOUR CONCLUSION. Make sure the current event is from a reputable news source. It should be within the last year or so.
You should provide a thesis in this essay. A thesis is a statement (based on observation and supported by factual evidence) that ties your essay together and presents the central argument that you will be supporting in you essay. (Hint: your thesis should be in response to the question: “how does the Constitution reflect compromise between the Federalist/Anti-Federalist and support the ideals/core principles of Liberalism?”
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Please Note: The terms listed below are not in Chronological Order!!
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