A balance between governmental power and individual rights has been a hallmark of American political development.
The Constitution emerged from the debate about the weaknesses in the Articles of Confederation as a blueprint for limited government.

Objective:

Explain how models of representative democracy are visible in major institutions, policies, events, or debates in the U.S.
Explain how Federalist and Anti-Federalist views on central government and democracy are reflected in U.S. foundational documents.