The Constitution

The Constitution

The U.S. Constitution was our second attempt (after the Articles of Confederation) to incorporate the principles of Classical Liberalism (freedom, equality of opportunity, and individualism) into a working system of government. Define THREE WAYS the U.S. Constitution seeks to incorporate ONE of these individual rights into the document and what controversies have emerged from how the Constitution seeks to preserve the individual right you have identified. Please refer to the Lowi text and the videotaped lecture in your answer. Remember: There is a 500-word minimum.
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Constitution Influence on Individual Rights

Adapting the United States Constitution came as a remedy to some of the critical issues experienced with the previously adapted Articles of Confederation. Lessons from the Shay’s Rebellion and other shortcomings from the Articles of Confederation necessitated that the government adopt a document that would appropriately define the roles of the different member stats of the union in addition to having a centralized source of power. However, it was necessary to bridge the divide between giving the central source of power too much authority to the extent that he could easily abuse it, while ensuring that the central government had sufficient control over the states.

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