The American Founding Group invited undergraduate students to submit papers for its first annual Undergraduate Paper Competition. The competition welcomed papers discussing any topic related to American Founding Era, including liberty, citizenship, or rights, and other topics only partially related to the American Founding.

The winners are:

  1. Andrew Young
  2. Sam Hayes
  3. Tanner Huff

Click here for a link to their papers.

The American Founding Group at the University of Georgia studies the origins of the American republic from a variety of scholarly perspectives, reviewing studies from the disciplines of political science, political theory, history, law, and economics, among others. The group meets monthly to critique and discuss works from John Locke to Pauline Maier in an effort to broaden our understanding of the American founding and its effects on liberty.