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Insure Domestic Tranquility EQ: How have incidences of a lack of domestic tranquility transformed not only the United States, but the world? Background to Domestic Tranquility: One of the events that caused the Constitutional Convention to take place was the revolt of Massachusetts farmers known as Shays’ Rebellion. The taking up of arms by war veterans revolting against the state government was a shock to the system. The keeping of the peace was on everyone’s mind, and the maintenance of tranquility at home was a prime concern. The framers hoped the new powers given to the federal government would prevent any such rebellions in the future. Current Issues: You are to go to the following website (there is audio) and seek to understand why the following two countries, Tunisia and Egypt, just had a revolution. What was it about? Why where the people willing to risk their lives? What problems did they have with their government? What was the spark? Answer these by writing one paragraph about each. Next I want you to look into two different riots in America that definitely rattled the cage and had the country in fear of its domestic tranquility. The Kent State Massacre and the LA Riots. Click on the following: Kent State LA Riots Describe the events that took place. What event or events led to these uprisings? What happened? When did this happen? Why did people feel so strongly about causes that they protested for or rioted against? Can you see anything like this happening in America today? One paragraph on each.
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