1. What Are The Five Overarching Ideas Introduced By The Declaration Of Independence?

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Chapter One: Ideas that Shape American Politics 1. There are three forms of equality (social, political, and economic), define each. Which is most important in our modern democracy?  Social equality refers to all individuals enjoying the same status in the society. Political equality means all citizens having the same political rights and opportunities. Similarly, economic equality is the situation where there is minimum difference between the wealth of rich and poor citizens.  All three equalities are mutually dependent with each other. So, all are equally important in our modern democracy. 2. What is the difference between a democracy and a republic? Explain what the U.S. is.  Democracy means that citizens can directly participate on making the government decisions whereas republic in …show more content…

In some colonies, it was followed by other rights freedom of speech and press. Citizens right would be the issue in debate to accept the new constitution. 2. What are the five overarching ideas introduced by the Declaration of Independence? Are we close to achieving any of these aspirations today?  The five overarching ideas introduced by the Declaration of Independence are: a) All people are equal b) They are endowed with rights that cannot be taken away. c) These rights include life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. d) People from governments to protect those rights. e) Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.  Yes, we are close to achieving these aspirations today. 3. What is the difference between a federalist and an anti-federalist? Who were some famous examples?  The federalists support the Constitution as presented by the convention delegates where as anti-federalists opposed the constitution and claimed that it gave the national government too much power, which erode states authority and endangered individual

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