Unit 1

Origins of Democracy

How are the principles of a constitutional republic reflected in the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution?

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Essential Understandings


  • Political, social, or economic change is at core of most revolutions.
  • The founding documents set the parameters for American society today.
  • The social, political, and economic differences between the North and South continued through Reconstruction and beyond.


"E PLURIBUS UNUM" & "IN GOD WE TRUST"

explain contributions of these non-traditional Founding Fathers

Charles Carroll

Jonathan Trumbull

Benjamin Rush

John Hancock

John Jay

John Witherspoon

John Peter Muhlenberg