English Constitutional Speech: The Second Constitutional Convention

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The Second Constitutional Convention My week has been very eventful and even somewhat stressful, but to make matters worse I think I’m going insane, because either I had a very vivid dream in my government class, or I just traveled back in time to the Second Constitutional Convention. Now from what I know they had gathered because the Article of Confederation weren’t working out so well. Then they told me I was going to help them fix the problems and help them create the new constitution. When I was asked to speak, I realized this was a chance to change the way the government worked and maybe make things better, or worse. It was time to put those public speaking skills that I developed during my years of debate to use. My speech went as follows: …show more content…
Citizens should include women and those of minority races. Everyone should have the right to vote regardless of race, gender, religion, wealth, or social status. As far as power to the people, I think that the people need to have more power than they are being given in this constitution. While the Connecticut Compromise is a good way to please both the small and large states, the public should have a more direct vote in their senators. The next issue of representation is the voting of the President. While I think a single executive is a good decision, the process of voting through the Electoral College is very unnecessary because this takes away power from the people and also favors the larger states since the number of electors will be the same as the amount each state has in Congress. In the future the advancement of technology allows for the citizens to stay more up-to-date with what is going on with the government, so it would be beneficial to get rid of the Electoral …show more content…
The separation of power idea has been very successful in many ways, but it has also created a problem because it is a very difficult system to go through to get laws passed and it takes a long time for anything to get accomplished. This is a difficult issue to resolve because the checks and balances system is very effective in making sure that one branch doesn’t get too powerful. My suggestion is to leave it as it is because even though it is sometimes a slow process it is effective because this way each bill is debated thoroughly. Good things take time and for our government to make sure the actions they are taking are for the best of the country they will need

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