Period 1 Assignments: Weeks of 9/9 & 9/16

STUDY GUIDE: UNIT ONE

9/9 — Scope of course, general discussion

HW:  (for the unit)  Chapter 1 of the textbook.  READ IT

9/10 — True Enough??  Discuss nature of Bullshit  Why do we care.

9/12 — Nature of Politics:  5 Essential Factors of Politics

HW:  Declaration of Independence and Articles of Confederation

READ CHAPTER TWO OF THE TEXTBOOK FOR BACKGROUND

9/13 — Background of American Constitutionalism:  Foundations of the Declaration.  What does it mean?

PROJECT ASSIGNMENT — Founders’ Intent — The Assignment is:   Student Paper–How Democratic is the Constitution

There are several readings:  holton –unruly Americans   Bailyn–politics and the creative imaginationRoche and Beard , Rights –Brutus, no 2 , Republican Government_ Cato, no 3 ,  Federal Farmer 7 , Dahl-what the framers couldn’t know   The paper  is due September 23

HW:  Read letter from Madison to Jefferson and answer questions:  questions on madison letter to jefferson

9/16– Road to Constitution:  convention and drafting.  Natural Rights Philosophy in practice.  And a bundle of compromises

HW:  Federalist 10 and 51 — Questions for each:  Questions on Federalist 10       Questions on Federalist 51

9/18—  Federalist 10 and 51:  theory of American Government.  Class discussion led by:   Mr. Vena & Mr. Barkhorn

HW:  Read the Constitution

9/19 — Theory of American Government

HW:  Read the Constitution

 

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