Review the 17th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution for close analysis of the history and interpretation of it. Also, analyze and explain why Virginia’s George Mason argued at the Philadelphia Convention of 1787 that unless the state legislatures appointed the Senate the “newly empowered federal government [would] swallow up the state legislatures.”
The paper should be at least 4 FULL PAGES OF TEXT.
Include references to the assigned readings (see below); then, if able, incorporate additional sources.
Students must use fully scholarly apparatus (footnotes/endnotes, bibliography), the system described in Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. Consult Turabian for all matters of form as well. Students who don’t have a copy of this small book, should seek it online.
Amar, Akhil R. America’s Constitution: A Biography. New York: Random House (2005) 1400062624
Berkin, C. **A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution. NY: A Harvest Book, Harcourt Company, Inc. (2002) 0156028727
Monk, L.R. The Words We Live By. Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution. NY: A Stonesong Press Book, Hyperion. (2003) 0786867205