Reading Quiz #3
Give Me Liberty ! TextBook Questions chapter 6
1) The Revolution put out public debates about political and social struggles that enlarged the site of freedom and challenged inherited structures of power within America. they didnt want what wasknown as the principle of hereditary aristocracy. Inequality was known as fundamental and mentality of the colonial social order. the seperated from britain and came up with the declaration of independance. The Declaration of Independence’s stated that “all men are created equal” radically altered society. they also had to work on expanding political nations inwhich the revolution had not intented to do so because of the social order. the democrazation was big for free men. artisans, small farmers,laborers and the militia all surfaced as a self-conscious part in politics. the upper class people of pennsylvania didnt agree with independence. then a new constitution came along. all the states wrote a new constitution and agreed that their government must be republics but not all americans agreed. states disagreed on how the governments should be runned. came along was pennsylania one-house legislature. the right to vote and property qualification was the big issue. the lower states oppsed democracy. they wanted political tradations to stay the same. the enabled the land gentry to retain thier control of political affiars. by the 1780s large majority of the adult white male population could meet voting requirements with the exceptions of virgina maryland and newyork. freedom and an individual right to vote had become interchangable. chapter 7
1) Balancing power between the state Governments and the Federal Government was a huge issue. Too much power would lead to the problems the country faced under the Articles of Confederation But too much Federal power could result in an oppressive government that bullied the rights of the states and the people. Balancing the power of the small and large states. decide should a larger state with a larger population have a greater say in the federal government, or should all states be treated equally. they questioned what to do about slavery Delegates from the North wanted the federal government to have the power to limit slavery, or at least the slave trade, but Delegates from the South wanted protection for the institution of slavery, because they thought was essential to their states' economics.
2) anti-federalist argued for the bill of rights. they argued that the republic had to be small and warned that the constitution would result in a govenment of oppression. madison who was a anti-federalist introduced the bill of rights to the first congress. they defined the "unalienable rights" of the declartion on independence.among the most important right were freedom of speech and the press .one of the most important to democratic public sphere. madison believed that balances of the constution would protect liberty that he believed a bill of right redundant and pointless. he made the bill inorder to "conciliate" the minds of people. chapter 8
1) Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, were passed in opposition to the Alien and Sedition Acts, enacted by the Federalists in 1798. The Virginia and Kentucky resolutions threatened the U.S. Constitution by arguing that the states could essentially nullify every federal law. Thomas Jefferson risked being impeached for helping draft these documents
Voices Of Freedom Primary Document Questions chapter #6
1) the Writer demanded an end to poverty qualifications to vote. argued that ever poor man has a life, a personal liberty and a right to his earnings. they may be in danger of being injured by the governement in different ways so they should be able to have rights to vote for representatives,to be protectors of their lives,personal liberty and what ever little property they have. it would be wrong to shut out the poor in having a voice in their society about who will be the