- Re-read pgs 7- 29 in How Democratic is the American Constitution?
2 - Why did the framers construct a federal system instead of a unitary system?
3 - Discuss Hamilton's view about equal representation in the Senate.
4 - Discuss the "elevated discussion" that took place between Gunning Bedford of Delaware and Rufus King of Massachusetts.
5 - Select and discuss at least three "undemocratic" features of the Constitution. Why does Dhal feel these features are undemocratic? Do you agree or disagree? Explain.
6 - Discuss the colonial period/Declaration of Independence and its impact on American attitudes about natural rights.
7 - Discuss differences between the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans.
8 - How did the availability of land impact the evolution of the republic?
9 - In what ways did amendments help to make the Constitution more democratic?