Chapter 9 - 10

Why did it bother Hamilton for judges and members of the executive branch to be selected by the state legislatures?

Why did Hamilton want Senators to serve lifetime terms? Do you think that would be a good idea? Why or why not?

Why did Hamilton felt America would be stronger if open to foreigners. Do you agree? Why or why not?

How bad of a gaffe was it when Hamilton used the phrase "elective monarch" to describe the president? (p. 107)

Throughout American history, there have been calls to abolish the electoral college. Do you think the electoral college serves a worthy purpose, or should it be abolished?

To you think estabishing a Department of the Treasury was a mistake? What would have happened had Hamilton not established the Department of the Treasury?

Discuss the pros and cons of the nonoriginalist approach to Constitutional interpretation.

The agrarian class was suspicious of the mercantile class. Did they have good reason for their fear?






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