Founders and the Constitution

George Washington (1732-1799)

Clock One 45-minute class period.

In this lesson, students will study the life of George Washington. They will learn why he is known as “Father of His Country”, his reasons for not seeking a third term as president, the purposes of his Farewell Address, and much more.

Founding Principles

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Civil Discourse

Reasoned and respectful sharing of ideas between individuals is the primary way people influence change in society/government, and is essential to maintain self-government.

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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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