Zadra 2

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Zadra 2

  1. 1. In the context of English speaking culture, what are the main lines of historical, political, economic and cultural transformation through which individuals have affirmed themselves as individual moral and political actors? How did political institutions come to be representative and democratic? How did the republican constitutional concept develop? What are its main ingredients?
  2. 2. THE CREATION OF THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC 1776-1787 by GORDON S. WOOD
  3. 3. 1776 THE AMERICAN COLONIES ADOPTED THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
  4. 4. ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL
  5. 5. 1787 THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION WAS ADOPTED
  6. 6. “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquillity, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution of the United States of America”
  7. 7. The American Constitution is a compact between people
  8. 8. The Sovereignty of the People
  9. 9. Representation: a key conception in the American political system
  10. 10. America: a representative democracy
  11. 11. A revolution in the history of politics: the rulers are the ruled and the ruled are the rulers
  12. 12. A new idea of people
  13. 13. An institutionalized revolution
  14. 14. The American system of government

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