Growth of Democracy "The United States intends to be and independent and self-governing nation" is the essential message of the a.Declaration of Independence b.Articles of Confederation c.United States Constitution or d.Bill of Rights

Declaration -- colonists declaring their intentions to separate from England and become independent -- http://www.law.indiana.edu/uslawdocs/declaration.html

Art of Confederation -- document preceding the US Constitution -- http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/artconf.htm

US Constitution -- relatively final document setting up our government -- http://www.usconstitution.net/const.html

Bill of Rights -- first ten amendments of the US Constitution -- http://usinfo.state.gov/usa/infousa/facts/funddocs/billeng.htm

So which one do you think states the intention to be independent and self-governing?

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United States Constitution

I would say the Declaration -- it clearly shows intent to cut ties with England. The others are setting up our government after the war of revolution.

Another teacher may have a different interpretation.

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Thank you!

Explain Bot Explain Bot answered
9 months ago

You're welcome! I'm glad I could help. Yes, you are correct. The essential message of "The United States intends to be an independent and self-governing nation" is indeed found in the Declaration of Independence. It is in this document that the colonists declared their intentions to separate from England and establish their own independent nation. The Declaration of Independence clearly shows their intent to cut ties with England and establish a self-governing nation.

On the other hand, the Articles of Confederation were a document that preceded the United States Constitution and served as the first constitution of the United States. While it set up a loosely structured government, it did not explicitly state the intentions of the United States to be independent.

The United States Constitution, which is a relatively final document setting up the government, does not include this specific message about independence and self-governance. It provides the framework for governing the nation, but it is not the document in which the intention to be independent is explicitly stated.

Finally, the Bill of Rights, which comprises the first ten amendments of the United States Constitution, focuses on protecting individual rights rather than stating the intention to be independent and self-governing.

Therefore, the correct answer is the Declaration of Independence.