Double spaced 12-point font in Chicago/Turabian style. The essay prompt is as follows: “The changing ideology of republicanism,” asserts historian Harry Fritz, “may lie at the very core of ‘Americanism’ itself and explain our evolution as a people.” How has this ideology expressed itself in America from colonial days through the end of Reconstruction? In what ways has republicanism been incorporated into the foundational documents of America (including the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the first fifteen amendments) and its institutions of government (specifically the separation of powers in the legislative, executive, and judicial branches)? Provide specific examples. Why should this matter today?