Lesson 03: What Historical Developments Influenced Modern Ideas of Individual Rights?

Lesson 03: What Historical Developments Influenced Modern Ideas of Individual Rights?

American government was influenced by the legacy of the Judeo-Christian tradition, feudalism, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, and capitalism. Although feudalism created hierarchical classes and social groups, the Renaissance led to a greater emphasis on the individual. In this lesson, students learn more about how this legacy influenced the Founders’ ideas about government.

We the People
Center for Civic Education

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

STANDARDS:
RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

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