The attached document allows you to introduce the discussion and topic of the Role of Government in America. You should have already done some of the background and laying the foundation for this by covering the English influences (Magna Carta, Petition of Rights and English Bill of Rights). That will make the discussion that much more rich. Embedded in the text are guided reading questions and comments to help students think about what the role of government should be. Internet access is encouraged with this reading. This reading is taken from the Bill of Rights Institute, documents of freedom unit.