Founding Scoundrels or Fathers?

DN Wednesday, December 22, 2010: Please answer two of the following questions:


  1. Choose one of the headlines that interests you and give a little more background from another source. Explain why you chose that one.
  2. Regarding districts and representatives: Why do you think that the “Founding Fathers” created both a House and a Senate? Did this double the amount of representation that the people had or undermine their power? Why? Look at the Third Paradigm episode “Was the Constitution an Act of Treason?” as you consider your answer.
  3. Was slavery the cause of the Civil War? Referencing the above 3P episode, cite one fact that contradicts this. Could slavery have been ended sooner if the States had not become a consolidated government? What did the Constitution do for slaveowners that wasn’t legal before?
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