hum111r3_Appendix_A

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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. 2. Explain the importance of building a foundation for critical and creative thinking when evaluating historical events such as the Boston Tea Party. The foundation for critical and creative thinking is extremely importance, essentially like building a house, without a sound foundation then the things built on top will likely topple and fall or break. Like most events there are going to be many sides to a story. The reason for the foundation is to have something to be grounded on, so we know what the event is and when it took placed and for the most part who was involved. The next level would be determining what each fact is and what opinions that are presented. The next portion would be take out our own personal opinions or judgments on the event and the readings, reading with an open mind and an unbiased look would improve upon the solid foundation which we have given to ourselves to build on. 3. Explain the basis of the moral judgments made by Samuel Adams and Thomas Hutchinson. Thomas Hutchinson felt he had an obligation to his Government. While I do not know if he felt as if it was wrong or not, his judgment was made regardless. Although, one could easily argue it was hard for him as he was targeted by a mob and had his mansion burned down his mansion. Samuel Adams on the other hand felt obligations for the people, against the tyranny and the taxes that were being imposed. He made it clear that his ideals and how he wanted the people and himself to be treated. Although, it did not see he could see the consequences of his actions, but he thought the overall purpose was greater
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