Thursday, July 1, 2010
Work, Work, Work...
These days are busy! Today, the in-class discussions on the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were really enlightening on how those documents came into being.
We also discussed the reasoning behind why some parts of those documents are crafted the way they were. For example, another student pointed out how the grievances brought against the King were protected from ever happening under the checks and balances system of the Constitution, where the President would not have the power to infringe on those rights.
Another thing that was very interesting was the observation that the original creation of the position of President was done with George Washington in mind as the inevitable first President, which means much of the military abilities presented to the President were vestigial abilities leftover from Washington's command of the army during the Revolutionary War.
Anyways, during the afternoon session, I was able to have a one-on-one consultation regarding research and how to find more sources with a librarian, Fadi Dagher. He was really able to specifically point my research in a more definitive direction than before, and helped me make a lot of progress in my paper.
I need to finish a 7 page outline by tomorrow, so, I'll write a longer post on Friday, when there's less pressure! On the flip side, the good news is that I didn't lock myself out today!
Posted by Winston Long at 10:13 PM