Pillars of Citizenship – Discuss the Declaration of Independence (1776), The US Constitution (1787) and the Bill of Rights (1789) 

  • Pillars of Citizenship – Discuss the Declaration of Independence (1776), The US Constitution (1787) and the Bill of Rights (1789)
  • Answer all questions, using approximately two to three pages for each question.
  • Answer them in a way that weaves the questions together into one coherent essay.
  • Make sure your answers employ and reference the terms and ideas covered in our course readings and online lectures.
  • Give examples to support your ideas and be specific.

Question One

Our lectures have discussed the “Pillars of Citizenship”:

  • The Declaration of Independence (1776)
  • The US Constitution (1787)
  • and the Bill of Rights (1789)

Please answer:

  • What do these documents specifically argue for, what do these documents argue against, and how are these arguments in conflict and / or harmony with each other?  

Brainstorm key terms to get you started: “self-evident”, why must Congress publish its dealings?, does permanent rebellion clash with law and order?