Spotlight On Civic Action: Civic Virtue: Honesty, Mutual Respect, and Cooperation, 1st Edition

  • Gerard van Ark
  • Published By: Powerkids Press
  • ISBN-10: 1508164746
  • ISBN-13: 9781508164746
  • DDC: 179
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 32 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released September 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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The development of the U.S. Constitution was influenced by tenets of a republican government. Civic virtue, or concern for the common good, guides how U.S. citizens go about living their daily lives. This book defines civic virtue and gives concrete examples of civic virtue in practice. Civic virtue requires citizens to put the common good ahead of their own personal desires to make sure that the republican government operates fairly for all citizens. The Constitution stresses the importance of the government existing for the people and being run by the people, which of course heavily relies upon the peoples' interpretation of Civic virtue.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: What is Civic Virtue?.
2: The Roots of Civic Virtue.
3: Civic Virtue in the Early United States.
4: Exercising Civic Virtue.
5: The Role of the Individual.
6: Working with Others.
7: Being Honest.
8: Respecting Your Peers.
9: The Liberal Tradition.
10: The Republican Tradition.
11: Civic Virtue in Action.
12: How to Show Civic Virtue.
13: Why Civic Virtue is Important.
14: Get Involved!.
Primary Source List.