Informed citizens need to understand why we live and think the way we do. It is especially important for citizens of a free society to understand how their principles and institutions have evolved, what the threats to their survival have been in the past, and how they have been protected or advanced in the past.
The American Constitutional Convention, with James Madison’s notes and the Federalist Papers as supplementary readings.
Yes. High school history and U.S. government teachers need the moral and educational support of a state test based on first-class standards that they agreed upon a decade ago.