Votes for Women
Women in Early America (1600-1800)
In this lesson, students will examine the role of citizens in colonial America and in the early republic, assessing their liberty and equality during this period. They will also examine the purpose of voting and its role within civil society.
A set of actions and habits necessary for the safe, effective, and mutually beneficial participation in a society.
Consent of the Governed
The government's power is only justified when its power comes from the will or approval of the people.
The principle of equal justice under law means that every individual is equal to every other person in regards to natural rights and treatment before the law. There are no individuals or groups who are born with the right to rule over others.
Every individual is equal to every other person in regards to natural rights and treatment before the law.
Inalienable / Natural Rights
Freedoms which belong to us by nature and can only be justly taken away through due process.
Individuals must take care of themselves and their families and be vigilant to preserve their liberty.
Except where authorized by citizens through the Constitution, the government does not have the authority to limit freedom.
The idea that only a knowledgeable and virtuous citizenry can sustain liberty.
Representative / Republican Government
Form of government in which the people are sovereign (the ultimate source of power) and authorize representatives to make and carry out laws.