Please write 2 short essays (4-5 pages together) addressing the following topics as discussed in class and, especially, as talked about in our text:
- In what ways was the writing and ratification of the Constitution a revolutionary act? In what ways was the Constitution itself a revolutionary document?
- In what ways did the Constitution, as written, protect – and even encourage – the institution of slavery? How/why did the political power of slave states grow over time?