QUESTION THAT RESPONSE #1 AND #2 WAS
The ratification of the U.S. Constitution
saw the emergence of two, opposed political parties: the Federalists and
Anti-Federalists. As each of the thirteen colonial legislatures sought to
ratify the U.S. Constitution, both Federalists and Anti-Federalists produced
political ‘papers’ - often published in sympathetic newspapers – that explained
their ideological rationale.
Examine the writings of the Federalist of
Anti-Federalist Parties in light of the historical context of the late
eighteenth century. These are found in MyPolySci Library.
Which party would you align yourself with?
Why? Please be sure to support your answer(s) with the writings of either the
Federalist or Anti-Federalist parties.
STUDENT #1 Response
Class and Professor,
“In 1942, during World War II, Representative Jennings
Randolph (D–WV) proposed a constitutional amendment that would lower the voting
age to eighteen, believing that since young men were old enough to be drafted
to fight and die for their country, they also should be allowed to vote.
During the 1960s, the campaign to lower the voting age took on a new
sense of urgency as hundreds of thousands of young men were drafted to fight in
Vietnam, and thousands of men and women were killed in action. “Old Enough to
Fight, Old Enough to Vote,” was one popular slogan of the day.”(O’Connor 2013).
In those times age was a factor when it came to giving your opinion or doing
something major such as voting, but to go to war and defend our country was
something that even the youngest male would have to face. No human life is
valueless and Randolph believed that if a person is old enough to be drafted to
war and risk their lives that they should be allowed and given the same
opportunities to voice their political views as anybody else. This is one of
the many things that influenced the Constitution and falls under the category
of equality for all mankind.
“In 1765, at the urging of Samuel Adams, nine of the thirteen
colonies sent representatives to a meeting in New York City, where a detailed
list of crown violations of the colonists’ fundamental 32 33 rights was
drafted. Known as the Stamp Act Congress, this gathering was the first official
meeting of the colonies and the first step toward creating a unified nation.”
(O’Connor 2013). Without progress there is no process. Gathering all of the
representatives for the thirteen colonies was the beginning of unification as
well as the beginning of the form of a strong congressional group that would
later be an influence on the way that the constitution was written as well as
what exactly is written in the constitution. Without unity and everybody being
on the same wave of communication none of the positive changes gathered for the
Constitution would have never been possible.
Hello Professor and Classmate
The first Amendment I choose from the U.S. Constitution was the eighteenth
Amendment which effectively abolished the sale of alcohol and brought on an era
of prohibition in America that stated in 1922 and ended in 1933 when the
twenty-first Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was put into law which has been
the only Amendment put into law to repeal an existing amendment and the only
amendment of the twenty-seven amendments to have been ratified by state
conventions instead of state legislators who have ratified all of the other
The second Amendment I choose from the U.S. Constitution was the
twenty-second Amendment which was put into place to limit the term of the
president of the United States of America to only two terms it became effective
in 1947 after Franklin D Roosevelt served almost four consecutive terms as
president from (1933-1945) and the twenty-second Amendment was ratified by the
states in 1951 making it officially valid.