CRJS400 Individual Project week 1

Apr 10th, 2015
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After reading Articles I, II, and III of the U.S. Constitution, in what ways might you argue that the Constitution was written to form a weak or strong central government? Provide three specific examples to support your position. • Identify specific examples in the language of the text to support your position. • Examine some of the arguments used by the framers of the Constitution while debating the language of the document. • Include any philosophical underpinning that might have influenced the thinking of the framers of the Constitution. Please note that the U.S. Constitution brings a philosophical perspective that has helped to shape our jurisprudence that should not be lost as a result of casual reading of the Constitution.

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CRJS400-IP1NameClassDateProfessorConstitution Strong Centralized Government The Constitution was written to form a strong central government. After the Articles of Confederation failed to create an effective government, delegates from each of the thirteen states came together in order to create a government that would be designed to eliminate the many challenges being faced by the states and Congress. The Constitution was designed to eliminate the fragile confederation and replace it with a strong centralized government that would consist of three distinct branches of government. The judicial, legislative, and executive branches of government would each play a role in the government but no one part of the government would have complete power. The Constitution called for a stronger central government that would not only allow congress to create laws but would enable them to enforce it. Without a strong central government there were arguments amongst the states, interstate trade was a mess, and Congress could not tax the people causing the government to quickly fall into debt. Article I, II, and III established the three, separate branches of gove

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