US Constitution Assignment | US Constitution
using examples from past/current national/international events when answer each assignment. separate ech with 1…etc ———
1 page ——— 1. The Antifederalists claimed that the proposed US Constitution did not provide for an adequate representation of the American public. In the 1790s, each House member represented about 62,500 people. Today, each one represents about 750,000 people. Do you share the Federalists’ concerns about the representation of the public? Explain why or why not. ——-
1 page ——- 2. In some countries, voting is mandatory and turnout is much higher than in the United States. If citizens do not vote, they will incur a small (roughly $20 to $40) dollar fine. Do you think this is an appropriate measure for states to adopt? Why or why not?. ——-
1 page ——— 3. There has been a dramatic increase in the amount of money going into federal campaigns in recent years. For example, in 2016 federal candidates spent over 7 billion dollars. This raises concerns about the integrity of the electoral process Other Western democracies place spending caps on their political campaigns so that candidates can only spend a clearly defined amount of money – and no one can spend more than the others. Do you think this would be an appropriate measure to adopt? Why or why not? ——-
1 page ——- 4. Presidents Roosevelt and Taft disagreed about the scope of the president’s power. Which one do you agree with and why? Make sure to use specific examples of presidential actions and decisions to illustrate your answer.