Date of Award


Degree Type

Bachelors Essay

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)



First Advisor

Edward A. McGrath

Second Advisor

W.J. Keegan


The system of representative government heralded in 1776 and conceived in 1787 by the Fathers of our country was never under such universal attack as it is at the present time. The attack is particularly insidious because it is led, not by champions of other tried and established forms of government, but by those who proclaim themselves to be the real saviors of democratic principles. The greatest danger to democracy in America is the woeful lack of interest in, and understanding of, the rights safeguarded for us by the Constitution of the United States of America. The fact that those rights in other ages have been denied, that in other countries they are now being denied, and that right here, unless we guard them zealously they will silently slip from our grasp, is completely ignore.


A Thesis submitted to the Faculty of the College of Liberal Arts of Marquette University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts

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