Why did the Framers decide that a new Constitution
Quickwrite The Call for a Constitution
The United States Constitution is the product of discussions and debate by the Federalists and Anti-Federalists about the best way to provide a structure of government to provide for and protect the ideas of Democracy and the natural rights of citizens.
The Constitution emerged from the debate about the weaknesses in the Articles of Confederation as a blueprint for limited government.
Explain the ongoing impact of political negotiation and compromise at the Constitutional Convention on the development of the constitutional system.
Compromises deemed necessary for adoption and ratification of the Constitution are represented by the:
§ Great (Connecticut) Compromise
§ Electoral College
§ Three-Fifths Compromise
§ Compromise on the importation of slaves
Debates about self-government during the drafting of the Constitution necessitated the drafting of an amendment process in Article V that entailed either a two-thirds vote in both houses or a proposal from two-thirds of the state legislatures, with final ratification determined by three-fourths of the states.
The compromises necessary to secure ratification of the Constitution left some matters unresolved that continue to generate discussion and debate today.
The debate over the role of the central government, the powers of state governments, and the rights of individuals remains at the heart of present-day constitutional issues about democracy and governmental power, as represented by:
§ Debates about government surveillance resulting from the federal government’s response to the 9/11 attacks
§ The debate about the role of the federal government in public school education
1)Why did the Framers decide that a new Constitution would better serve the nation than the Articles of Confederation?
2)In your response, DO NOT defend the Articles of Confederation, but rather argue why the Framer’s believed that a new Constitution was a better solution.
3)Select a few arguments presented in the videos or text and make an argument.
This is not an analytical paper, but a summary analysis of your knowledge of the concepts in this chapter. Students ARE NOT to cut and paste from the internet. You are welcome to add cited sources to your response.
PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEOS!!!!