Midterm Exam - Axia College Material Appendix A Midterm...

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Axia College Material Appendix A 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. Both Thomas Hutchinson and Samuel Adams had many strategies for thinking critically. Adams used his trusty pen in many instances to set things into place through writing. It is a possibility that Adams and Hutchinson chose to look outside the box and take the beaten path which as our readings showed is the most accurate scenario. Instead of seeing things for what they are or seem to be there was discrepancies and conflicts of interest. Another possible strategy that Thomas Hutchinson or Samuel Adams possibly adapted and used to develop/improve their thinking would be weighing the pros and cons of a circumstance or situation. 2. Explain the importance of building a foundation for critical and creative thinking when evaluating historical events such as the Boston Tea Party. Building a foundation is imperative to success, because there is knowing and then there is not knowing. As with everything in life it is important to plan things out and evaluate for different outcomes. There are situations where “winging it” can be ones best option; having known what could have went wrong or what did go wrong will also help toward preventing a similar event in the future. Creating a Factual basis is also important in evaluating historical events while using critical and creative thinking. Without a factual basis there could be no academic value because a purpose in academia is to find truth in a subject, matter, situation, or event. 3. Explain the basis of the moral judgments made by Samuel Adams and Thomas Hutchinson. It was the belief of Samuel Adams that there should be no taxation without proper representation. This belief was opposed to that of Thomas Hutchinson, whose wish was to uphold strict regulations. Though he considered the Stamp Act and other government HUM/111
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measures unwise, he had favored strict enforcement.” ( Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th Edition; 7/1/2010, p1-1, 1p).The Relationships that both Adams and Hutchinson had between humanity would cause diversity, with this would come rebellion. Through opposition, distinction, or conflict of interest there will always be a debacle toward a certain subject/event. The “extremists” were met with hostility and a warrant was issued for the arrest of Adams. There will always be opposition in every aspect of life even if there were to be a conformist nation there would still be rebellion and resilience.
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