The Theory of the Declaration and the Constitution

Overview

The form of government prescribed by the Constitution is based on the timeless principles of the Declaration of Independence. These two documents establish the formal and final causes of the United States and make possible the freedom that is the birthright of all Americans.

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What does the word constitution mean?



Why is it important to study the Constitution?


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Larry P. Arnn is the twelfth president of Hillsdale College, where he is also professor of politics and history. He received his B.A. from Arkansas State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Government from the Claremont Graduate School.