ERIC Number: ED041801
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Allegiance in America: An Inquiry into the Implications of Sovereignty and Citizenship. Teacher and Student Manuals.
Casey, Dayle A.
This unit focuses on the development of national sovereignty in the United States, the nature of American citizenship, the psychological roots of allegiance, and the relationship of all of these to Constitutional change. The student is asked at the outset to explain the meaning of Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Successive sections then explore the meaning and complexity of the phrases: 1) "one Nation . . . , indivisible," --through a study of the gradual supplanting of state by national sovereignty in the ante-bellum period, culminating in the Fourteenth Amendment; and, 2) "with liberty and justice for all" --through a study of the application of that Amendment from its adoption to the present, with particular reference to its civil rights provisions, and meaning for Negro Americans. Finally, the merits of national sovereignty in the Twentieth Century are considered as compared to the merits of states' rights, the nationalism of the Black Muslims, and internationalism. In regard to all of these areas, it is important for the student to realize that the questions involving sovereignty change from period to period. The students should discover the causes for this change. (See SO 000 161 for a listing of related documents.) (SBE)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Amherst Coll., MA.
Identifiers: Fourteenth Amendment; Loyalty