hum111 midterm - Midterm Exam . 1. Using the critical...

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Midterm Exam . 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. I have determined that Samuel Adams more than likely visualized the solution to the problem first and foremost. Once he had the problem and the solution in hand, he used relevant scenarios and information to achieve the solution. These two critical thinking skills would have helped with the solutions that came from the Boston Tea Party. When planning the Boston Tea Party, they were able to visualize the solution after they thought through all of the solutions that they could have used and did in fact use. Through using scenarios which were relevant to their circumstances, they were able to plot counter strikes. 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 provided materials in this assignment, I utilized several strategies of critical reading, listening, and viewing. I examined the context of the judgments of the individuals involved including Adams and Hutchinson, but also including others who had a stake in the issues. After examining the class readings, I engaged in reflective thought so as to engage the questions more fully. I also found ways to recognize problems, so as to keep my mind open to workable solutions. Avoiding the Boston Tea Party has been a subject of endless speculation. However, after examining the relevant literature, it could have been avoided if the parties involved would not have been so hard headed. 3. Explain the basis of the moral judgments made by Samuel Adams and Thomas Hutchinson. Samuel Adams thought that the things occurring in his society were wrong. This was the basis for his moral judgments and why he used his pen as his sword, writing newspaper articles which slandered the British. This is also why he was in protest against the 1765 Stamp Act and was so heavily involved in the Boston Tea Party. Thomas Hutchinson was
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2011 for the course HUM 111 taught by Professor Victoriawhite during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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hum111 midterm - Midterm Exam . 1. Using the critical...

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