Government Key Constitutional Concepts

Excerpt from Key Constitutional Concepts: View the first film (approx.. 20 minutes) of Key Constitutional Concepts, Creating a Consititution. (Links to an external site.)

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You’ll just have to watch the first portion of the 3 part documenatry available (but feel free to watch all three parts!) It is important to review your class notes and read the text chapters before you answer your analysis so that you have a grasp of the larger political issue at hand.

Considering what you know about American Political Culture, how are the major foundation principles of:

Limited Government
Competitive Individualism
Citizenship and Democracy
-Made manifest in the new Constitution?

-Do the Founders do better at some rather than others?

-How does the Constitution (and the whole episode of the Constitutional Convention) demonstrate the pragmatic nature of our political culture?

-Were there any flaws in their pursuit of ordered liberty under the Constitution?