After reading Articles I, II, and III of the U.S. Constitution, in what ways might you argue that the Constitution was written to form a weak or strong central government? Provide three specific examples to support your position.
- Identify specific examples in the language of the text to support your position.
- Examine some of the arguments used by the framers of the Constitution while debating the language of the document.
- Include any philosophical underpinning that might have influenced the thinking of the framers of the Constitution.
Please note that the U.S. Constitution brings a philosophical perspective that has helped to shape our jurisprudence that should not be lost as a result of casual reading of the Constitution.
You will be graded on the clarity of your argument, the presentation of your position, use of the APA format, and understanding of the first three articles of the Constitution.