POL 115 Week 1 Influences on the Founding of the United States of America

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POL 115 Week 1 Influences on the Founding of the United States of America
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Influences on the Founding of the United States of America
 
Part 1 Matrix:
 
Complete each section of the matrix below. Include APA citations for all borrowed ideas, facts, or definitions.




Documents


Summary of Document


What was this document’s significance or influence on the values of the American political culture or the ideas for the structure and organization of the U.S. Federal Government?




Magna Carta


 


 




Mayflower Compact


 


 




Declaration of Independence


 


 




Articles of Confederation


 


 




The Virginia Plan


 


 




The New Jersey Plan


 


 




The Connecticut Plan


 


 




The U.S. Constitution


 


 




The Bill of Rights


 


 




Philosophers


Who was this?


How did each philosopher’s writings and ideas influence the Founders when developing the ideas and values of the American political culture and the nature and structure of the U.S. system of government?




Thomas Hobbes


 


 




John Locke


 


 




Montesquieu
 


 


 




Selected Founders


Who was this?


What role did this Founder play in the establishment of the United States of America and its system of government?




Benjamin Franklin


 


 




Alexander Hamilton


 


 




George Washington


 


 




Thomas Jefferson


 


 




James Madison


 


 




John Adams


 


 




Political Factions


What were each of these factions?


What were each factions ideas on the power and scope of the U.S. Federal government?




Federalists


 


 




Anti-Federalists


 


 




Concepts


How is this concept manifest in the organization of the U.S. federal government?


Why is this concept important in a representative democracy?




Separation of Powers


 


 




Checks and Balances


 


 




 
Part 2 Essay:
 
Write a 250- to 350-word response below to the following: 
 
Define the terms “direct democracy” and “representative democracy.”  Why is the government of the United States of America considered a republic in the context of a “constitutional democracy”?
 
Include APA citations for all borrowed ideas, facts, or definitions.
 
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