Midterm exam, Critical Thinking

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Axia College Material Appendix A Midterm Exam Access the Week Four Electronic Reserve Readings located under the materials section of your student website. Read, watch, and listen to the media presented on the Boston Tea Party. Write a paragraph of approximately 100 words for each section listed below. 1. Using the critical thinking skills you have gained so far and referring to the materials provided for this assignment, identify two possible strategies that Thomas Hutchinson or Samuel Adams likely used to develop and improve their thinking as those historical events unfolded prior to taking a stand and acting according to their beliefs. The two possible strategies I believe they would have used are, Be observant and Recognize the opportunity in controversy. They needed to be observant to their surroundings while the controversy over the taxing was taking place. By being observant they probably were able to pick out the smugglers who were more than likely at the head of the group who had a problem with taxing in the first place. That goes with recognizing the opportunity in controversy. Samuel Adams, who opposed the law, saw an opportunity to get his point across when 342 chests filled with tea were dumped into the Boston Bay. 2. Explain the importance of building a foundation for critical and creative thinking when evaluating historical events such as the Boston Tea Party. When evaluating the Boston Tea Party you need to have an open mind to first explore all facts before coming to any conclusion. Without doing so you have no foundation and therefore will not be able to form your own opinion with a clear mind. I believe any historical event has controversy; there will always be strong solid opinions on both sides. 3.
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2011 for the course HIS 135 taught by Professor Runyon during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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