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HIST 2110, Week 3 Notes

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Notes about US Constitution & Democracy from 9/6/16
Survey of U.S History (HIST 2110-
Prof. Casey P. Cater
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HIST2110, hist, history, us, constitution, democracy, hamilton, madison, henry
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Date Created: 09/06/16
HIST Week 3 9/6/16 The US Constitution State constitutions: None-democratic  Fewer than half had universal suffrage o Property requirements continued  Bicameral legislature  Richard Henry Lee o “men possessed of property are entitles to a greater share in political authority than those who are destitute of it”  Property interest need to be in control  Office holding & property o Massachusetts  Need to have 1,000 lbs. of shilling o South Carolina  10,000 lbs.  Office holding & slavery o South Carolina: 500 acres of land & 10 slaves for house (after 1790)  Miscellaneous o Appointed office  Rather than elected office o Malapportionment  Gerrymandering Democratic  Declaration of rights o Free speech, free petition, freedom of press, etc.  Office holding expanded  Calls to abolish governorship & senates  Calls for referendum  Old forms of authority fading away Shay’s Rebellion  Rhode Island farmer’s strike (1786)  Lots of farmers in debt in Massachusetts o Requests for tax/debt relief went unheard by state  Farmers stormed courts in Massachusetts HIST Week 3 9/6/16  If gov’t did not take control then anarchy, confusion, & slavery Democracy & Constitution Only got ratified in 1781 b/c needed all 13 states to approve  Articles of confederation (1777 / 1781) o Powers:  Make war  Negotiated treaties  Control western territories  No law enforcement power  No taxing power  Could not regulate institute commerce Constitution  Hamilton (anti-democratic) o Society has 2 groups: the few & the many o Rich should have more power o President & senators: elected for life o Much like British gov’t  Madison o Checks on democracy o Electoral college  blocks people from direct vote Federalists o Senate decides on…  Federal judges  Ambassadors, cabinet members, treaties o House of representatives  Lots of power  Tax bills  Speaker of the house  Impeachment Slavery  Mass, PA, CT, & RI abolished slavery in 1778  SC & GA wanted protection for slavery in constitution  Compromise: o 3/5 compromise  1 slave = 3/5 of person when counting population o Runaway slaves would be returned o Slave trade was protected for 20 years HIST Week 3 9/6/16 Anti-federalists  Patrick Henry o Constitution gave too much power to federal gov’t o Lack of Bill of Rights  Bill of Rights (1791) o Protected people from federal gov’t  Constitution violated liberty  No longer protection of property in order to vote


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