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Govt. gets its authority from the citizens. A selfless, educated citizenry. Elections should be frequent. Govt. should guarantee individual rights & freedoms. Govt.’s power should be limited [checks & balances]. The need for a written Constitution. “E Pluribus Unum.” [“Out of many, one”]

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Govt. gets its authority from the citizens.

  • A selfless, educated citizenry.
  • Elections should be frequent.
  • Govt. should guarantee individual rights & freedoms.
  • Govt.’s power should be limited [checks & balances].
  • The need for a written Constitution.
  • “E Pluribus Unum.” [“Out of many, one”]
  • An important role for women  raise good, virtuous citizens.[“Republican Womanhood”].

Classical view of a model republic

EnlightenmentThinking

The“VirtuousRepublic”

“City on a hill”[John Winthrop]

Ideal citizen[Cincinnatus]