Students will understand the principles and content of major American state papers such as the Declaration of Independence; United States Constitution (including the Bill of Rights); and the Federalist Papers. Principles Content Declaration of Independence-Equality.-Liberty.-Natural rights.-Consent of the governed.-Social Contract.
The Alexander Hamilton and James Madison wrote a series of 85 essays defending the constitution. These papers are known today as “The Federalist Papers”. They wanted to convince Americans that the “checks and balances” in the new constitution could accomplish the complicated balancing act of creating a strong central government (i.e. a.