Which of the following is true of American national identity as envisioned by the Constitution of 1787?
A. the document distinguished only between those defined as American citizens, who were entitled to constitutionally protected rights, and aliens, who were not so entitled.
B. The Constitution clearly states that persons of African descent could not be U.S. citizens, but that anyone of European or Asian descent could be.
C. The "people" were free Americans; Native Americans and "other persons," meaning African-American slaves, were not considered part of the political nation.
D. The Constitution expressly stated that only white men were entitled to the rights it delineated.
E. The Constitution made clear that only civic nationalism, not ethnic nationalism, defined American national identity.