I. Introduction

II. Constitutional Architecture and Federalism by Consensus … A. The Great Compromise and Equal Representation in the Senate ... B. The Great Compromise 2.0: The Electoral System for the Presidency ... C. Article V and Constitutional Change by Consensus in the States

III. The Contemporary Relevance of the Constitutional “Solar System” Protecting Federalism ... A. The United States Senate: Veto Points and Federalism ... B. The Electoral Vote System, Democracy, and Federalism ... C. The Electoral System Works Well: The 2016 Presidential Election as a Case in Point ... D. A Narrative from the Classroom: Is the Constitution’s Structural Architecture Archaic and Obsolete?

IV. Conclusion