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Friday, November 18, 2016

The Declaration of Independence

Paper due Monday!

Homework due Tuesday: Read 53-63 in Janda and take the reading quiz.

July 4, 1776 is considered by many to be the birthdate of the United States as we declared our independence from England. Today we will examine the Declaration of Independence and its importance in the founding of our country. Specifically, we will look at the ideas behind the document and the influence of John Locke.

The Declaration of Independence

Key Questions:
1. What are the differences between John Locke and Thomas Hobbes and their views on human nature?

2. How did John Locke influence Thomas Jefferson and the writing of the Declaration of Independence?

Declaration of Independence Scene from John Adams mini-series

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