Organization of the Original Constitution
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Thursday s Readings Selections from the records of the federal convention of 1787 US constitution articles IIII ACE The Origins of the US Constitution appendiXA Political Ideas of the American Founding 0 Three Traditions of American Political Thought 0 Natural Rights securing of these rights 0 Classical Republicanism o EnglishWhig Constitutionalism Natural rightssocial contract philosophy 0 Key features Political philosophers Thomas Hobbes and John Locke quotState of Naturequot violent insecure and dangerous without laws lnalienable Natural Rights The Social Contract I ll respect your rights and you ll respect mine Purpose of Civil Society and Government Security of Individual Interest 0 Classical Republicanism 0 Key features Political philosophers Aristotle Cicero St Thomas Aquinas quotA human being is by nature a political animalquot Elevation of Citizenship and Political Participation Subordination of PrivateIndividual interest to the common good of the Political Community Purpose of Political Community Education for Citizens o WhigBritish Common Law Tradition 0 Key features HistoryTradition provides moral and political standards of evaluation Unwritten constitutioncommon law tradition Parliamentary sovereignty o quotThe rights of Englishmenquot o PreRevolutionary America 0 Pre1750 s Colonial IndependencequotHome Rulequot 0 17561763 French and Indian War The Sugar Act of 1764 The Stamp Act of 1765 0 17631776 British administrative control and abuses Quartering of troops quotWrits of Assistancequot generalized search warrants o PreRevolutionary American arguments against British control Unconstitutional Acts of ParliamentViolations of the Rights of Englishmen by British Government Need for Local Administration and Governance Declaration of Independence p17 preamble o Conservative Revolution Rights of Englishmen 0 Natural Rights Revolution Natural Rights of Human Beings Major premise preamble Minor premise grievances Conclusion revolution
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