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Department
Political Science
Course
POL 201
Professor
Sylvia Thompson
Semester
Fall

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Copy these to notebook  09/14/2012 In writing the Constitution, they decided that leaving it vague was best because it would cause less  controversy and not become outdated for a long time • See copy of the Constitution  Started out with a preamble (introduction saying why they are making it­ doing it in order to form a more  • perfect union; talking about the purpose of government/ social order) • Article 1­ Enumerating national law making powers to Congress; about the legislative branch • Article 2­ about the President and the executive branch: enforce laws; carry them out and implement  them • Article 3­ judicial branch; interpret laws • Article 4­ a little bit of a description of what the relationship will be between the individual state  governments and with the national government • Article 5­ describes the process to amend the US constitution • Article 6­ relationship between the national government and the state governments; miscellaneous • Article 7­ ratification of the constitution (9/13 states) U.S. Constitution is made up of a huge number of compromises Great Compromise ­ New 
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