With all this talk about the Constitution I couldn’t help but notice some similarities and differences between the way my team and I made the rules for Hawk Feather, and the way the founding fathers made the rules for the United States. There are many similarities and differences to Hawk Feather’s rules and the Constitution. It is amazing that our rules could be so similar when we made our rules 223 years apart each other! It is so interesting!
While researching the Constitution I noticed that my team and I made our rules for our new country and the way the founding fathers made the rules were very similar. While they were making the rules for our country George Washington was the one to keep the meetings orderly and effective. He would do this so they could get it done on time and not get side tracked. Just like how everyone in the group made sure to try and stay on topic when we were creating the rules. We did this so we didn’t get side tracked and we could finish on time. Just like when they wrote the constitution sometimes we need a little reminder to stay on topic.
I also found a difference between my group and the founding fathers while righting the rules. The founding fathers made sure that there was a strong government. They made sure that this new country had a strong government. When my group was making the rules didn’t even discuss a government for Hawk Feather. We were so focused on everything else we didn’t even think of the government. Just like the founding fathers we should have focused on a government for our new country.
Just like I found similarities with the way they wrote the rules, I found similarities with the rules themselves. The writers of the constitution had changed and added many amendments in the constitution. They did it and had over 9,000 amendments that had to be approved and only 27 where approved of. Just like how when my group was making the slide for our project, Hawk Feather, we had to modify our rules. We noticed they weren’t how we liked them so we changed them a little. Sometimes you just need to take another look at your work to see if it’s what you like.
There is also difference with the rules too. The founding fathers had no voting rights for women. Women couldn’t vote until 1920, when they changed this so that women could vote. This wasn’t like our group. We had to vote for a jury and we didn’t leave out anyone in our voting. We simply said that everyone must decide by vote for jurors for each trial. We never specified if anyone couldn’t vote. It would be unfair to leave anyone out of a vote for something important like a jury.
There are many similarities and differences between Hawk Feather and the United States. The rules are different and similar too! I have stated only 4 of them and there are many more! I think it’s very interesting that we have many differences and similarities with a document so very famous in our nation’s history!