Natural Rights “ “ Social Contract Theory is the voluntary agreement among individuals that were made by Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau. Those living under a government are parties to a social contract. People live together in society in accordance with an agreement that establishes moral and political rules of behavior like raising your hand in class to speak. Social Contract
Lesson 3 : (2 points) After learning about the differences between a King as a “Ruler” or a President as a “Representative of the People”, which would you prefer and why? Explain your opinion and support your argument with evidence! Lessons 4-6 : (3 points) After reading through lessons 4-6, provide examples SPECIFIC EXAMPLES (use dates, names, laws, etc) of how Colonists in America had their rights disregarded/trampled on. I believe that the word President sound more humble and has less power than the Prime Minister and I think that it’s a very wise decision that one person does not have a lot power. The president cannot have absolute power over the Government because the secretary has more power than the president. The prime minister has more power than the president. My opinion... My evidence to support my opinion
1764Sugar Act required and heavily enforced taxes on sugar and other goods imported into America. The sugar act was the first tax on the American colonies that were imposed by the British Parliament. 1765Stamp Act taxed printed paper, including legal documents, newspapers, and playing cards. They had to pay taxes on every piece of printed paper they used. 1767Townshend Acts taxed glass, lead, paint, paper, and tea. The acts were named after a man called Charles Townshend who was the original proposer. The main purpose of this act was to abuse tax the colonists, not the british. Example 1 Example 2 Example 3
Lesson 7 : (3 points) How does the Declaration of Independence support the ideas of Natural Rights and Social Contract Theory? Use specific quotes from the document and explain how it relates.
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