Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The Written Constitution

Paul Starr mentioned theories that relates to the importance of our constitution in the beginning. While reading a particular section called "Constitutional Choices" in chapter two, Starr gave us insights as to how significant the written constitution was. There, the fundamentals of government pertaining to social issues are emphasized and is all possible because of the written amendments. Opposing views were formed such as the Federalists and anti-federalists which changes the structure of the government over a period of time. Because of this revolution, ( a written framework of the government), changes have been made which ultimately evolved into a new society and will continue to change as it addresses political and social conflicts.


At 12:31 PM, Blogger A. Mattson said...

A good, substantive post, good discutssion.

What was the role of the press in the debate over the constition? What doe this say about the existence of a public sphere in our young democracy? Once one faction took control of the government in the 1790s things changed and the Federal Government experimented with the use of the courts to control the printing of attacks on the government in the press. Sedition laws.


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