The U.S. Constitution has become a model for developing governments around the world. Four signers of the Constitution were South Carolinians. Dr. Harry Lightsey, president of the College of Charleston, served on the commission for the bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution. The Bill of Rights is as vital today as it was around two hundred years ago, since it provides inalienable rights, and protection against governmental abuse of power.
- 4.2.P Analyze the sequence of events that led to the establishment of the U.S. as a democratic republic.
- Political and economic developments underscored how the colonists in British North America had become uniquely American, prompting the development of a new nation. Drawing on their experience under British rule, the founding generation created a government with shared powers between the state and federal institutions.
- Foundations of American Republicanism