In a free government, the security of civil rights must be the same as that for religious rights. It consists in the one case in the multiplicity of interests, and in the other, in the multiplicity of sects.” – James Madison, The Federalist Papers, 1788

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Copied Jacob Lawrence, "In a free government, the security of civil rights must be the same as that for religious rights. It consists in the one case in the multiplicity of interests, and in the other, in the multiplicity of sects."--James Madison, The Federalist Papers, 1788. , 1976, opaque watercolor and pencil on paper mounted on fiberboard, 3022 18 in. (76.256.2 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.170

Artwork Details

Title
In a free government, the security of civil rights must be the same as that for religious rights. It consists in the one case in the multiplicity of interests, and in the other, in the multiplicity of sects.” – James Madison, The Federalist Papers, 1788. From the series Great Ideas.
Date
1976
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
3022 18 in. (76.256.2 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Container Corporation of America
Mediums
Mediums Description
opaque watercolor and pencil on paper mounted on fiberboard
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group — family
  • African American
  • Animal — bird — eagle
  • History — United States — Civil Rights Movement
  • Object — tool
  • Object — furniture — chair
  • Object — furniture — table
Object Number
1984.124.170