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S.B. No. 3


(i) the Declaration of Independence;

(ii) the United States Constitution;

(iii) the Federalist Papers including Essays 10 and 51;

(iv) excerpts from Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America;

(v) the transcript of the first Lincoln-Douglas debate; and

(vi) the writings of the founding fathers of the United States; and

(E) the history and importance of:

(i) the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. Section 2000a et seq.);

(ii) the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Nineteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution;

(iii) the complexity of the historic relationship between Texas and Mexico; and

(iv) the diversity of the Hispanic population in Texas;

(2) the ability to:

(A) analyze and determine the reliability of information sources;

(B) formulate and articulate reasoned positions;

(C) understand the manner in which local, state and federal government works and operates through the use of simulations and models of governmental and democratic processes;