Sarah Morgan Smith Documents, Debates in American History and Government Vol. 1,
1493-1865- Chapter 6 Revolutionary Considerations of Citizenship and Self-Government, pp. 83-98, and answer the following questions:
What sort of expectations do the authors of these documents have for those who will participate in the "self-governing" society they are creating?
What groups or categories of people are to be included among the "self-governing citizens" of the new republic? What groups or categories appear to be excluded?
What qualifications or attributes are required for citizenship?
What is the relationship between virtue and republican citizenship?
How is virtue to be measured? How is it to be promoted?
What do these documents suggest about the complexity of America's founding ideals and their application?