Discussion Weeks 3 – Chapter 7 and 8
- Why do you think that the US Constitution does not cite God or mention religion in anyway?
- What was so unprecedented about the new state constitutions, and what principles of government did they embody?
- What sorts of men drafted the Constitution in 1787, and how representative were they of all Americans? What explains the differences between the Federalists and the Anti- federalist? Do you think they shared the same vision of what they wanted America to become? How widespread was the popular backing for the Constitution, and what accounts for its ratification?
- 1.What role did the “people” play in Washington’s inauguration in 1789? What was the purpose of the grand procession, and why was the militia present?