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ERIC Number: EJ780390
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7996
The United States: A Persistent Debate
van Scotter, Richard; Hartoonian, H. Michael; White, William E.; Davis, James E.
Social Studies, v98 n6 p236-241 Nov-Dec 2007
American democratic society is sustained through debate among its citizens. Four sets of value tensions--(1) law versus ethics, (2) private wealth versus common wealth, (3) freedom versus equality, and (4) unity versus diversity--are central in allowing citizens to address matters of public interest through debate. These value pairs are the intellectual tools and language with which students acquire the skills of a democratic mind and thoughtful citizenship. This article expands on these four sets of value tensions. It also examines the Great Depression as a case study through the lens of the four value tensions. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States