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For your assignment, you will be rewriting a part of the U.S. Constitution using what you have learned in this class about the US Constitution, how it differs from other constitutions and alternative methods of constructing a government. You are free to start with what is already in the US Constitution and then add to or modify what is already there. Or you can start from scratch and write a completely new Article.
There will be several parts to this assignment. First, pick one of the Articles in the US Constitution and describe what you think its weaknesses are. You may also select the Bill of Rights instead of one of the Articles. For example, you might pick Article II and point out that, among other deficiencies, the president’s powers are very vague (compared to Article I at least) and that the president is not directly elected. Or, you might select the Bill of Rights and describe rights and liberties that are not found in it.
The second part will be your proposed replacement Article. This will make up the bulk of your paper. Please be specific in what you would like to see in this Article. In the final section you should describe how your proposed replacement will correct the deficiencies you described in the first part of the paper.
Your paper must be typed. Please use standard margins of one inch on all sides and a 12 point font . Your paper should be 1200-1500 words long, which is about 4 to 5 double spaced pages. Please watch your spelling.