I have to choose one of the following essays due next week but I have no power and will not for another week so I have no way to get info. and I don't have my book because I haven't been home for a week since my dad is out of town. Anyway, I'm at a friend's house who DOES have power but will return home powerless tomorrow. I don't usually ask for help without first looking stuff up on my own but I really have NO way to do so.
Anyway I gotta choose one of the two:
1) Historian Charles Beard described the Constitution as the "reactionary" phase of the evolutionary era. To what extrent was it a "reactuion," or is it better described as a "conservative counterrevolution?" Outline the positives and negatives of the changes implemented during this "critical period" in American History.
2) Thomas Jefferson once said that he believed that "all of the good" of the new Constitution might have been accomplished by simply amending the Articles of Confederation. Was it a good thing that the framers completely scrapped the Articles in favor of the Constitution? Make sure to include structural differences between the Articles and the Constitution specifically regarding powers granted to government, factors that led to the "scrapping" of the Artivles and fundamental differences between the Federalists and Anti-Federalists.
ANy and all help is appreciated, and again I am sorry I have to ask w/o having done it on my own before but I kinda am in a bad situation currently.