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# COM 120 Week 1 Parallel Structure 580

This work of COM 120 Week 1 Parallel Structure 580 shows the solutions to the following points:

1. - During the Constitutional Convention of 1787, delegates argued about what kind of national executive the United States needed and about how that person or persons should be chosen. - During the Constitutional Convention of 1787, delegates argued about what kind of national executive the United States needed and to choose that person or persons.2. - Some delegates felt that a single chief executive would be better than a three-person executive team. - Some delegates felt that a single chief executive would be better than electing a three-person executive team.3. - Other delegates worried that a single national executive could behave tyrannically, favor his own part of the country, and the nation would resemble a monarchy. - Other delegates worried that a single national executive could behave tyrannically, favor his own part of the country, and appear to be a monarch.4. - The U.S. Constitution requires a single chief executive not only because a majority of delegates favored the concentration of executive power but also because most of them expected George Washington to be the first officeholder.- The U.S. Constitution requires a single chief executive not only because a majority of delegates favored the concentration of executive power but also most of them expected George Washington to be the first officeholder.5. - The delegates also clashed over whether the president should be chosen by the citizens, members of Congress, or whether some other group should elect the chief executive. - The delegates also clashed over whether the president should be chosen by the citizens, members of Congress, or some other group.6. - Allowing the voters to choose the president directly seemed more radical than to have members of Congress appoint the executive. - Allowing the voters to choose the president directly seemed more radical than having members of Congress appoint the executive.7. - As a compromise, the Constitutional Convention created the Electoral College, which neither allowed the citizens to elect the president directly nor permitted Congress to choose the nation's leader. - As a compromise, the Constitutional Convention created the Electoral College, which neither allowed the citizens to elect the president directly nor Congress to choose the nation's leader.8. - Each state was directed to decide if its electors should be chosen by the voters or if they should be appointed in some other way. - Each state was directed to decide if its electors should be chosen by the voters or to appoint electors in some other way.9. - Every state allowed the voters to choose its electors, but in 1787, the only citizens who could vote were property owners who were white, male, and they could not be slaves or indentured servants. - Every state allowed the voters to choose its electors, but in 1787, the only citizens who could vote were property owners who were white, male, and free.10. - The Electoral College has been criticized for unfairly favoring states with smaller populations and because in most states it allows the winner to get all of the votes even in a close contest. - The Electoral College has been criticized because it unfairly favors states with smaller populations and because in most states it allows the winner to get all of the votes even in a close contest.

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