NMILLS_MIDEXAM_HUM - Axia College Material 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. One possible strategy that I imagine either man would have likely used to develop and improve their thinking skills would begin with consistent analyzation of issues. In these men’s case it was government. I believe that Samuel Adams was observant of his surroundings and discussed the situation with others. Which led to the act of the Boston Tea Party. In addition to his observation and analyzation of the tax introduced to the colonists, he made a decision to do something about it. I am sure the Boston Tea Party was a controversial act for its time. If Samuel Adams had been ignorant to the situation, things would probably have turned out differently. 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 for critical and creative thinking is imperative to ensure that the most appropriate decision or conclusion is made. Otherwise, if this foundation is not built, a person may make a decision based off of an opinion, belief, desire, or false information. By building a sturdy foundation, a person will base their decision off of experience, facts, considering all sides, and from reliable information. It is critical when evaluating historical events that past mistakes are not repeated in the future. For a society to learn, grow, and advance, we must have a full understanding of our history and its implications. 3. Explain the basis of the moral judgments made by Samuel Adams and Thomas Hutchinson. Ruggiero (2009) stated,“ The most reliable basis for moral judgment, the basis that
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NMILLS_MIDEXAM_HUM - Axia College Material Appendix A...

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