HIS 303 (ASH)
HIS 303 Complete Class HIS 303 Week 1 DQ 1 English Politics and Political Traditions HIS 303 Week 1 DQ 2 The Constitutional Convention of 1787 HIS 303 Week 2 DQ 1 Powers of the Federal Government HIS 303 Week 2 DQ 2 A Symbolic Figurehead HIS 303 Week 2 Early Constitutional Controversies HIS ..
HIS 303 Week 1 DQ 1 English Politics and Political Traditions Americans often imagine that their political institutions and principles are unique and unheralded; yet, many of them might be traced back to the heritage of England at the time the colonies were first formed, and over the course of th..
HIS 303 Week 1 DQ 2 The Constitutional Convention of 1787 Americans today generally revere the Constitution and appeal to it as an impeccable authority on current events (even when the Americans in question have never closely read the Constitution). However, when the Constitution was first presen..
HIS 303 Week 2 DQ 1 Powers of the Federal Government Many Americans today believe the federal government has acquired too much power, size, and influence in the nation’s domestic affairs. Throughout U.S. history, a tension has existed regarding what powers the federal government can assume and wh..
HIS 303 Week 2 DQ 2 A Symbolic Figurehead Americans tend to pay more attention to the president than to any other government official, blaming him when things go wrong, even in areas over which the president has little control, and crediting him with successes which stem from the legislature inst..
HIS 303 Week 2 Early Constitutional Controversies In 1788, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, who had both played active roles at the Constitutional Convention, worked together to write The Federalist Papers, a series of articles originally published in New York newspapers to convince readers ..
HIS 303 Week 3 DQ 1 The Constitution and Reconstruction A common misconception about the end of the Civil War is that, after ending slavery, the federal government did nothing to assist former slaves. In fact, the Constitution itself was substantially altered to define the rights of Americans and..
HIS 303 Week 3 DQ 2 Populists and Progressives According to much populist rhetoric since the 1980s, the federal government is too active in domestic affairs, particularly the economy. Yet, a century earlier, the Populists and Progressives an agitated to have the federal government intervene more ..
HIS 303 Week 3 Supreme Court Decision The judiciary is one of the three branches involved in the “checks and balances” associated with the U.S. government under the Constitution. It is also the branch over which the American people have the least direct control, making it particularly controversi..
HIS 303 Week 4 DQ 1 The New Deal Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal greatly expanded the federal government’s role in the country’s domestic and economic affairs, which led to a long-running constitutional crisis in the 1930s that remains controversial to this day. Although the Supreme Court threw out..
HIS 303 Week 4 DQ 2 The Bill of Rights After the Preamble, The Bill of Rights is probably the most famous section of the Constitution, but is often imperfectly understood. For instance, the Bill of Rights initially served only to limit the actions of the federal government, and did not protect ci..
HIS 303 Week 5 DQ 1 Conservative Constitutionalism Historians sometimes speak of the “Reagan Revolution” that occurred after Ronald Reagan became president in 1981. This revolution represented a conservative backlash against the liberalism of the first half of the twentieth century, and arguably ..
HIS 303 Week 5 DQ 2 Expansion of Executive Power Classical republican philosophy warned against the expansion of executive power, and throughout U.S. history, critics have assailed presidents—from Washington, to Jackson, to Lincoln, and beyond—for allegedly abusing their power in tyrannical ways...
HIS 303 Week 5 Final Paper From the time the Constitution was ratified, Americans have disagreed over its meaning and the extent of the powers it gave to different branches and reserved to the states and the people. Since the Constitution took effect, it has been amended several times and, just a..
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