HUM111week4 - Jessica Blocker HUM111 MIDTERM Appendix A...

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Jessica Blocker HUM111 MIDTERM Appendix A Midterm Exam Access the Week Four Electronic Reserve Readings located under the materials section of the student website. Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings. Write a paragraph of approximately 100 words for each of the following questions. 1. Using the critical thinking skills you have gained and the materials provided for this assignment, identify two possible strategies that Thomas Hutchinson or Samuel Adams, or both, likely used to develop and improve his thinking prior to taking a stand and acting according to his beliefs. Samuel Adams first had to hone in and picture in his head what the problem was. His second strategy could have been brainstorming possible solutions or even discussed possible scenarios with friends or a spouse. He easily could have used the committee of correspondence system, which allowed him to communicate with fellow patriots that believed as he did to get an understanding of how the 13 colonies wanted a solution. In this process of his critical thinking and a key figure in the resistance to Britain, colonist acted against Britain in 1773 with the Boston Tea Party. 2. Explain the importance of building a foundation for critical and creative thinking when evaluating historical events such as the Boston Tea Party. It is important to build a critical and creative thinking foundation when I evaluate a historical event such as the Boston Tea Party because I am able to evaluate how my nation came to be, how society has changed and in a way how history can repeat itself. With a firm foundation and open mind I am able to place myself in the shoes of either side and think about how it would have been to be the one making those choices. By keeping an open mind that critical thinking requires, I can see why Britain taxed the colonies without representation. It was not that long before the Boston Tea Party the colonies were where Britain sent its unwanted people. 3. Explain the basis of the moral judgments made by Samuel Adams and Thomas Hutchinson. Thomas Hutchinson by most means tried to do what he thought was morally right, he warned Great Britain not to tax the America’s. After the Boston Massacre as governor he had the soldiers arrested and tried but only two were convicted with reduced sentences. His morals
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2012 for the course HUM HUM 111 taught by Professor Susanhull during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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HUM111week4 - Jessica Blocker HUM111 MIDTERM Appendix A...

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