Enduring vision of America

  1. If the enduring vision of America is embodied in the Declaration of Independence’s statements about equality and universal rights to justice, liberty, and self-fulfillment, how much progress toward those ideals had African-Americans and women made by 1865? Back up your evaluation with as many specific facts as possible about the status of African-Americans and women at the end of the Civil War. “Change over time” has always been a part of the American experience. Discuss the role of women, African Americans and Native Americans, and other minority groups and how their lives have changed in our class up until 1865. 2. In what respects was the Constitution of the United States as written and ratified in 1787 undemocratic? How was the American political system democratized between 1789 and 1865? What undemocratic features remained to be addressed? Give as many specific examples in your answer as po​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​ssible.

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