October 30
The Rights and Duties of Citizenship
Robert J. Allison, PhD, Department of History, Suffolk University

1. George Washington, Annual Message, December 1794
2. George Washington, Farewell Address, September 1796
3. James Madison on Parties, 1792
4. James Madison on Public Opinion
5. Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience, 1849

What role do individual citizens play in American political society? How do Washington, Madison, and Thoreau regard citizen participation?