Am Government and Constitution Homework Two Answers - Student One

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U.S. Govt. Constitution Lecture 2 Homework Andrew B

1.In my opinion the eight most important powers of congress are, 1. The power to establish armies. 2. The power to make Rules for the Government. 3. The power to coin money. 4. The power to regulate trade. 5. The power to issue copyrights. 6. The power to impeach. 7. The power to open post offices. 8. The power to admit new states.

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2.I think that the most important enumerated power of congress is the ability to establish armies, the least important at least in this day and age is the power to establish post offices. If private companies could handle the mail I think it would be better.

SUPERB. OTHER STUDENTS ALSO PICKED THE POWER TO ESTABLISH POST OFFICES AS CONGRESS'S LEAST IMPORTANT POWER.

3.Well first off, homeschoolers are statistically higher in scores on the SAT and ACT. Very important tests for colleges and job opportunities. Homeschoolers are being accepted by colleges at a higher rate than in the past. The tax dollars that are being cut because of homeschoolers not attending public schools are estimated to be about 16 billion per year. Homeschooling is valuable because it enables a non-restrictive teaching environment. Homeschooling also enhances parent/child relationships.

VERY GOOD, AND YOUR STATISTIC IS HELPFUL TO YOUR ARGUMENT. BUT THE QUESTION ASKED ABOUT WHICH PROVISION OF THE CONSTITUTION CONGRESS MIGHT CITE TO TRY TO JUSTIFY ITS LAW. (-2) ALWAYS BE SURE TO ANSWER WHAT A QUESTION ASKS.

4.The reason they did not originally include the bill of rights was because they were originally not supposed to be very powerful. I think that they were right to omit the bill of rights because all it was doing was spelling out what the constitution already said.

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5.Our system of government is not a democracy because the people do not vote on everything. They vote on representative that vote on everything. I am not really sure how a democracy would work with our country, either way man’s opinion would be involved and man is prone to make mistakes. I would say that our citizens are too uneducated to make good decisions thus a democratic republic is probably the better of the two options.

SUPERB EXPLANATION.

6. I think that the war powers clause is extremely important and that it is definitely a good thing that ONLY congress can declare war. That way it will be more than one man’s opinion. I think it is pretty straight forward that this cannot be interpreted in another way. If congress has the power than CONGRESS has the power. Obviously we have had some presidents ignore this. But for the most part I think that this is a very good clause.

ONE WORD: straightforward (NOT TWO WORDS). THE SUBSTANCE OF YOUR ANSWER IS VERY GOOD.

8. I would not regulate commerce between states. I would regulate international commerce and only a few things between states (illegal things).

GOOD ANSWER.

9. I think that the copyright and patent clause is a very important part of the constitution.

OK, BUT IT WOULD BE BETTER TO EXPLAIN WHY, AND TO ELABORATE ON YOUR VIEW SOMEWHAT. (-2)

TOTAL: 76/80, WITH SOME EXCELLENT ANSWERS.