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Unit 2: What Shaped the Founders' Thinking about Government?

In the last unit, you learned some important ideas and questions concerning government. You studied natural rights philosophy, republicanism, and constitutionalism. These were the ideas that influenced the Founders of our nation and helped shape their views about government.

In this unit, you will learn more about the Founders. You will read about the experiences that shaped their thinking about government. You will study their values and the things they believed were important. You will also learn why they thought a new constitution was necessary.