Compare the Articles of Confederation with our present day Constitution. In your discussion on the Constitution, identify the four principles of government. In your discussion demonstrate how the U.S. Constitution preserved slavery and what made it revolutionary in regards to religion.
Note: For purpose of this assignment you only have to listen to the "prologue" and "act one". You don't have to listen to "act two".
Additional Content to View and Listen To Prepare for the Identifications
After reading " A Kind of Revolution", by Howard Zinn, address the following:
How does Zinn's interpretation of the Constitution differ from those historians who argue that the Constitution created a neutral, level playing field on which contestants prove their worth? What examples does he offer to support his interpretation? Do you agree with Zinn, explain. Do you disagree with Zinn's interpretation; if so explain why. (be sure to respond in THIRD PERSON).
- According to Dr. Parenti, what were the reasons for constructing the US Constitution and HOW and WHY was the US Constitution inherently undemocratic.