Learning Objectives:Analyze excerpts from John Locke’s Second Treatise on Government, the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and Abraham Lincoln’s writings to recognize the main principles of the Founding documents that guide the American Experiment to the present day.Evaluate the significance of constitutional principles in facilitating self-government for ordered liberty by formulating a response to the lesson-guiding question: Explain the relationship between the apple of gold and the frame of silver. What is the significance of the principles outlined in each Founding document?
Related Skills: Historical Thinking Skills, Building Evidentiary Claims
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