Caroline Andrews

Hello! My name is Caroline Andrews. I am a 21 year old final year online student at The Master’s University. I was blessed to grow up in a Christian home which cared about politics, which is why I am who I am today.

I love educating students and am currently a private tutor seeking to expand my business and get involved in alternative education systems. Outside of tutoring, I love being involved at my church, baking, lifting weights, reading, and doing puzzles.

I am so grateful to Constituting America for this opportunity, and to the Lord for His provision in bringing me this far.

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Our Interview With Caroline

Was this the first time you entered the contest?
I first learned about this contest in July of last year.

How did you hear about the contest?
I was in the process of looking up scholarships and found this one on a website.

What inspired your work?
My love of history and the Constitution inspired my work. The system the founders set up was so revolutionary for its time. Seeing how that system was used throughout history in order to amend the Constitution was something I was interested in learning about, so I figured I’d make a slideshow to go with it!

What did you learn while creating your entry?
I did not know the president is completely irrelevant to the amendment process. People have chosen to include the president in the past, but he is actually not Constitutionally required to make the process work.

How do you plan to spread the word this year to your peers about the importance of the U.S Constitution?
My friends and I love talking about history and government, so this is actually something we talk about regularly.

How do your friends respond to history or talking about the Constitution?
This is a topic my friends and I enjoy talking about, particularly as it relates to Christianity.

What do you love about U.S History and the forming of our government?
One thing I love about US History and the forming of our government is how rooted it was in Christian thought. Even the founders who were not Christians recognized the biblical truth that all men are born evil, which is why a government of checks and balances is a good thing. One innately evil person does not need unlimited control of the nation. A system with as many limits and as much feedback from the people as possible is good, because it keeps evil rulers in check.

Another part of US History I love is stories of average, everyday American excellence. From the colonists coming to the New World, to the pioneers who journeyed west, and to the everyday people helping each other out in the wake of 9/11, this nation was built by average folks seeking to serve God, provide for their families, and perform the duties and responsibilities required of them by their nation.

Which U.S. historical site would you like to visit?
I would love to take a tour someday of key places in the American Revolution. That is my favorite era of US History, and I would like to see where the important moments happened.

Which American historical figure is most influential/inspirational to you?
I would have to say it’s a tie between two figures. The first is Jonathan Edwards. As a pastor fighting for the truth, he didn’t back down from what he believed the Bible said. Not only that, but he was extremely disciplined in his personal life, to live everyday to the glory of God.

The second would be Frederick Douglass. As a young boy, he took extraordinary risks in order to learn how to read and write, because he knew how important these skills were to his freedom. After he achieved his freedom, he pushed education for people to become good, productive citizens.

Who is your greatest role model?
I am blessed with many role models, so much so it’s hard to say who my greatest one is. My parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, teachers, and people I go to church with have all played such a role in shaping me, I don’t know that I can say who has had the greatest influence.

What in your life are you most passionate about?
Right now I am incredibly passionate about the importance of a good education. The amount of students who are leaving high school unable to read or write proficiently and without basic knowledge of our country is a disturbing trend, and it’s one I hope to see change in the coming years.

How do you spend your free time?
In my free time I love to read. It is actually because of my love of reading that I first became involved in history. I also love to lift weights, bake, do puzzles, and spend time with family and friends.

What are your plans for the future?
Long term, I would love to get married and have children who are raised in the knowledge of the Lord.

If you could do one super impactful thing to help people, what would it be?
I would make sure that everybody had access to a solid, biblical church which preaches God’s word correctly and without fear.

Why is the Constitution relevant today?
The Constitution is still relevant today because the Founders designed it to be. They had the wisdom and foresight to create a document which could go through changes as the nation did.

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