8 Foundational Docs and 7 Book Excerpts.
The Declaration of Independence
Carl Becker, Chapter 1, “Declaration of Independence”
Declaration of Independence (The Doc)
The Articles of Confederation
Merrill Jensen, The Dickinson Draft of the Confederation,” from The Articles of Confederation
Articles of Confederation (The Doc)
The U.S. Constitution (Articles I—VII)
Kim Whele. “The Basics: Each Branch has a Job Description—and Two Bosses,” from How to Read the Constitution and Why.
U.S. Constitution (The Doc)
Federalist and Antifederalist Papers
10, 51, 79, 78 In Modern Language and Brutus I Abridged
CANCEL THE FINAL READING on teh BILL OF RIGHTS listed below and on the paper handout. I’m leaving these as struck through, as we will read them a few days after school starts.
The Bill of Rights (Amendments 1-10) Richard Labunski, “Madison Introduces the Bill of Rights,” from James Madison and the Struggle for the Bill of Rights
The 8 Documents