Founders and the Constitution

Charles Pinckney (1757-1824)

Clock One 45-minute class period.

In this lesson, students will study the life of Charles Pinckney. They will learn about his contributions to the Founding, his views on the Articles of Confederation, his role at the Constitutional Convention, and much more.

Founding Principles

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Limited Government

Citizens are best able to pursue happiness when government is confined to those powers which protect their life, liberty, and property.

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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.

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