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bills of rights . . . are not only unnecessary in the proposed Constitution, but would even be dangerousPages: 100 Words
Topic:bills of rights . . . are not only unnecessary in the proposed Constitution, but would even be dangerous
Type of paper:Argumentative essay
Format or citation style:APA
Hamilton argues, in Federalist 84, that “bills of rights . . . are not only unnecessary in the
proposed Constitution, but would even be dangerous.” What arguments does Hamilton
make to substantiate this claim? Do you find these arguments persuasive? Specifically
address the following 2 queries in your response: (1) how much is the idea of liberty
separable from the idea of rights, or, how much so as to cast doubt upon the utility of bills
of rights? (2) is the provision of constitutionally-enumerated rights, in your view, a necessary
component of republican government?
It is important to make a clear, well-defined argument in the thesis statement. Each step of the argument must proceed in a logical fashion. And it is also essential to properly anticipate and respond to the most important counter-arguments.
(also important to persuades rather than extensively summarize, not to say that evidence shouldn’t be used, just not extensively )
(link to federalist 84: http://www.constitution.org/fed/federa84.htm )
other sources that I think are important
Jefferson letter to Madison on adding rights to the Constitution, 1789;
http://www.constitution.org/afp/fedfar02.txt-Letter from the Federal Farmer (Lee?), October 9, 1787
other sources that could be helpful
The Federalist Papers, Nos 1-10 [Hamilton, Madison and Jay]; 15, 23, 34-35 [Hamilton]; 39, 45, 47-51 [Madison], 67-73, 78-80, 84-85[Hamilton].
Wood, Creation of the American Republic, Parts Four and Five.
The Massachusetts Constitution of 1780.,
The Great Law of Peace and the Iroquois Constitution,
http://www.constitution.org/afp/brutus02.txt-Essays of Brutus (Yates?), November 1 1787http://www.constitution.org/rc/rat_va_04.htm-Patrick Henry at the Virginia Ratifying Convention, June 5 1788.