bill of rights
Choose from among the following 2 (two) questions for the take-home essay
examination. Write 1 ‘/2 to 2 pages on each, for a total of 3-4 pages. While you are not allowed
to collaborate with each other, you are allowed to consult any library source you wish; however,
bear in mind that this is an essay examination rather than a term paper, so sources, per sef are not
required. Though not required, the use of outside sources will probably improve the quality of
your essays and therefore your grade. If you do use outside sources, you should make the
appropriate citation. Form of citation does not matter, as long as it is logical and consistent. As
for grading criteria, I will be looking for logic, insight, originality and coherence. Grammar,
spelling and mechanics will also factor into the grade. Essays should be typed or word processed,
double spaced, using a #12 font, and stapled in the upper left-hand corner of the first page. Please
do not submit in binders or folders. Essays are due in class at class time on October 7”‘ (002)
and October 8”‘ (004). They will be collected at the end of the class period. Please plan to stay
for the entire class session. As an essay rather than a fully-armotated term paper, this take-home
exam does not require a title page or table of contents.
l~ Argue against a bill of rights. Tell why the original constitution – according to your argument
did not need a bill of rights.
2- Tell me about J efferson’s and Hamilton’s differences. Which of the two do you basically
agree with more than the other? Why? What benefits accrued to the American republic from
their incessant conflict? What, if anything, did they agree on?
3- Is there a tension between liberty and morality? Explain.
4- Is there a tension between liberty and patriotism? Explain.
5- Explain the separation of powers concept as found in Articles I, II, and III of the U.S.
6- Explain the Division of Powers Concept as found in the U.S. Constitution. What is another
term for Division of Powers?