Discussion Questions Instructions I. Response to the Prompt Use the provided tex
Discussion Questions Instructions I. Response to the Prompt Use the provided textbox to submit your answer to the questions below in a minimum of 250 words. The student's response should be unique, original, grammatically correct, free of spelling errors, and answer all parts of the prompt. The response should contain each question number along with the question. When answering the question, students should provide a statement (your answer) in a complete sentence. A complete sentence quote should be provided below the answer if a quote is requested for support. No ellipsis "..." is allowed on these assignments. Students should only use the sources provided; citations are not needed to complete the task. Once the initial post has been submitted, students can review their classmate's responses. Response to the prompt must be on the initial post. Answers on the secondary posts or replies will not be accepted. II. Your Chapter Content Questions Post two questions about anything related to the material in the chapters. Students can create questions about something they are interested in or confused about. Please be sure the questions are clear and concise. Grading and Feedback All discussions are graded using a rubric which can be viewed by choosing "rubric" from the drop-down menu on the right. Grading is usually completed within two weeks from the due date. Students can view my feedback on graded assignments by going to the Grades tab and clicking on the dialog box at the far right on the project or by re-opening the task. Here is more information on viewing grades in Canvas (Links to an external site.). Prompt: The Question of the US Constitution's Ratification During the American Revolutionary War, colonial revolutionaries united together to fight against the British Empire. After the revolution was complete, the Americans were now faced with the challenging task of uniting Americans from unique geographic and socio-economic regions to come together and create a democratic republic style government during the time of monarchies and empires. Naturally, Americans had different opinions on the structure of the central government and its constitution, but two major factions were created: the Federalist and the Anti-Federalists. Federalists, like James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Adams, believed in a strong central government and defended the United States Constitution before ratification; while Anti-Federalists, like Mercy Otis Warren, John Hancock, and Samuel Adams, wanted state governments to hold more authority and opposed the ratification of the US Constitution. Leading up to the ratification vote, both sides set out to make their argument to the American people. The two viewpoints are seen in James Madison's Federalist Number 10 (1787) and Mercy Otis Warren's Observations (1788). After reading both articles, Federalist Number 10 and Observations, compose a thoughtful post using the questions below. After making the initial post, students should make multiple substantial posts to students in significant ways. What is a "faction" and why does James Madison fear it? Please provide a quote to support your answer. Why does Mercy Otis Warren define the new US Constitution and its government as "aristocratic tyranny" bringing "uncontrouled despotism"? Please provide a quote to support your answer. Both articles express problems and possibilities of American politics if their side loses. Identify a problem address in one of the articles that you see in modern America. Lets assume that you do not know that the Constitution will pass and that its for of government will last over 200 years. If you were a voter in the late 1890s and read both of these arguments, would you vote to ratify the Constitution?

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