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9 Cards in this Set

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Concept decision making based upon what’s best for the majority of the British empire.
Parliament decides everything
Distribution of powers
Three major equality issues at the Constitutional Convention. The idea of equality was driving change through the nation.

·Equality of the states
·Political equality
both representation and taxation were to be based upon the “number of free persons” plus three fifths of the number of “all other persons
three fifths compromise
Limiting majority control; separating powers, creating checks and balances and establishing a federal system.
Madisonian model
1690 – Two treaties on government.
· Government is informed by people (consent of the governed)
· To deal with deprave behavior of some
· Because it is convenient for people to have government. So long as it does not interfere with pursuit of life, liberty and happiness
John Locke
1750-1760; Swiss, Best form of government reflects general will of people, i.e. POPULATR SOVEREIGNTY
Natural rights, purpose of government, Equality, consent of the governed, limited government and right to revolt.
Locke's philosophy
Judicial interpretation, changes in political practice, technology, increasing demands on policy makers.
Ways constitution changes formally