- Based on the arguments presented in Readings 6.1 and 6.2, which social class wrote the Constitution, and which class was excluded and not allowed to participate in this process? In your comment, make sure you clearly specify the difference between the two classes by giving examples from the readings.
The social class who wrote the constitution was the Owners Class. Those in support of the ratification of the Constitution to replace the Articles of Confederation. They included the Founding Fathers. Other members tended to be involved in commerce and live in urban areas. Those who opposed the ratification of the Constitution and supported the continuation of the Articles of Confederation because the Constitution placed too much power into the hands of the federal government. They tended to include people from more rural areas that were less reliant on commerce.
Would say that the social class structure of early United States society, was the same as ours today, or different? Explain.
Social class, race, and gender inequality were to disappear in the United States, then the inequality in the society will end up. There will be no difference on the basis of class, race, gender. Also the basis of violence reduced. The social relationships throughout society will be very competitive with each other. Now everybody’s the same, so each one wants to be the best of themselves or to others. In this process the social inequality will be reduced, but economic and psychological pressure will increase.
- Why were the people who wrote the Constitution so afraid of democracy? Hint: think about how to answer this question by discussing it in terms of social classes
I think that the Constitution can be defined as a written instrument embodying the rules of a political or social organization and the basic principles and laws of a nation, state, or social group that determine the powers and duties of the government and guarantee certain rights to the people in it.