Examine George Washington’s Farewell Address To the People of the United States

Discussion 1

 

Answers must be meaningful and relevant; please do not respond by simply saying “I agree” or “I disagree” without explanation.

George the III Read George the III’s letter. What is his main theme in the letter? What is his determination about the results of the war in terms of commerce? How does the letter differ from what you would expect the monarch of a country that has just lost an important part of its empire to be concerned with? Do you agree with his judgments? Why or Why not?

 

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Discussion 2

Choose one of three

 

Answers must be meaningful and relevant; please do not respond by simply saying “I agree” or “I disagree” without explanation.

The Bill of Rights After reading the Bill of Rights discuss the specific articles as to which is the most relevant for the times in which it was written and for today? If they are different why are they different? Which of the Articles do you think should be rewritten to fit the exigencies of the present? Which of the Articles could or should have been left out and why? If you could add an Article to the Bill of Rights what would it be?

George Washington’s Farewell Address To the People of the United States Which of Washington’s positions as stated in his Farewell Address do you consider the most important for the country at the time? Then think about today. Which of Washington’s positions still has validity for the country and should be implemented or possibly is implemented but in a way different from the way Washington believed? How should the government or people of the nation change in order to keep faith with Washington’s vision? Use specific quotes from the speech to support your statements.

Marbury v. Madison After reading the Explanation and Background of the Marbury v. Madison Supreme Court decision, discuss the issues of the case and how Marshall used his decision to assert a power for the Supreme Court that was not specifically delegated to it by the Constitution. How was Marshall’s decision an ingenious manuever from between a rock and a hard place, so to speak? You may want to research this issue further, but take care of Internet sites that are not trustworthy.