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POLS 331: American Political Thought Prof. Yenor Assignment # 1 Use the following as the basis for a short essay. Your essay should be lucid and concise. Your argument should be thoroughly supported by means of direct quotations and relevant citations from the relevant texts. (You may use any means of citation that you prefer, though you should use that means properly and consistently.) Papers are due in class on Tuesday September 27. Your paper is to be 4-6 pages in length, double spaced with a 12 point font, and stapled in the upper left-hand corner and it should NOT be printed back-to-back. Please make sure that your pages are numbered. Using the writings of Lincoln and relevant writings from the American Founding, what is free labor? Why, how or to what extent does the American Founding and Abraham Lincoln support the ideas surrounding free labor? (If you think there is a substantive
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Unformatted text preview: difference between Lincoln and the American Founding, what is that difference; if not, support the idea that they are alike?) What moral ideas (and what practical ideas) is the idea of free labor connected to? What ideas does free labor oppose and why does it oppose them? Why did American Founders generally and Alexander Hamilton and Lincoln in particular support it and to what extent? Recognize that this paper is about FREE LABOR, so you should use the writings as giving an account of that thing. Keep your focus on FREE LABOR and the ideas that support it and oppose it (as our authors think). If the authors are wrong, in your judgment, please feel free to go after their account ONLY AFTER you have treated it sympathetically and seriously.)...
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