In what ways does John Adams' essay "Thoughts on Government" reflect the problems facing the former British North American colonies after the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776? In addition to the Foner textbook, you may use the following documents to answer this question:
- John Adams' "Thoughts on Government"
- Fears of the Federalists/Fears of the Republicans essays
- Alexander Hamilton "The Few and the Many"
- Thomas Jefferson on Shay's Rebellion
At the time of the American Revolution, how did the former British North American colonies define freedom? In addition to the Foner textbook, you may use the following documents to answer this question:
- Felix's Petition for Freedom
- Ebeneezer Fox
- Lucy Knox Letter
- Washington Returns Slaves to their Owners
- J. Hector St. John Crevecoeur's "Letters from an American Farmer" (For some reason, the title of this document on StudySpace is "Noah Webster on Property." This is a mistake, but you may use the document. It is also available with the correct title in the Chapter 7 StudySpace documents).
- A clear thesis that presents the argument and outlines the essay
- Reference to a MINIMUM of three sources; every reference must include an MLA or Chicago style citation
- Detailed explanation of examples: who, what, where, when.
- Analysis for each example: how this example prove the main argument?
- Organized structure: present evidence in chronological order, organize evidence to follow outline of thesis, include strong topic sentences
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