This essay focuses on the Constitution of the United States. Discussion Post 3 Directions 2 2 unread replies. 2 2 replies. 310 O Discussion Post 3 Founding Fathers Fear Democracy.docx Actions Discussion Post 3: Did the Founding Fathers Fear Democracy?
Discussion Post 3 Directions 2 2 unread replies. 2 2 replies. 310 O Discussion Post 3 Founding Fathers Fear Democracy.docx Actions Discussion Post 3: Did the Founding Fathers Fear Democracy? Premise: most modern Americans assume that the Constitution of the United States is a document that preserves democracy and protects their rights and freedoms, even as they often confuse the Constitution with the Declaration of Independence, and vice versa. Along those lines,
‘the Founding Fathers,’ and they are often depict as visionaries who create a “great nation” so that the American people might forever “enjoy the blessings of liberty.” Consider the recent Time magazine cover photo: While the image certainly captures that mythic view of the ‘Founders’ in the public’s mind (note: Thomas Jefferson was NOT even present at the Constitutional Convention),
historians have long understand that those men did not speak for all Americans even though they began the Constitution with the famous words “We the People.” As the fierce debates over the Constitution show, there was wide disagreement about whether the Constitution would actually preserve democracy or protect the rights of the citizens. Moreover, there were whole segments of the population not allowe to participate in those debates. Directions: write a main discussion post of no fewer than 300 words (minimum; it can be longer than 300 words) that addresses the question Did the Founding Fathers Fear Democracy? Be sure also to write a reply post to one of your classmates stating why you either agree or disagree with their historical reasoning. Base both of your posts on: our week 9 lecture ‘From Revolution to Constitution.’