The Norton Reader: Declaration Assignment



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The Norton Reader: Declaration Assignment



Read and annotate “The Declaration of Independence” found on page 513 in The Norton Reader

Read and annotate “The Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions” found on page 516 in The Norton Reader


Both of these pieces can be found online if you prefer copies on which you can annotate. If you choose to use the textbook to annotate, do so with stickies and bring your book to class.

Answer the following questions in your notebook (a notebook assignment subject to collection and scoring at a later time; do your best, thorough work).

Declaration of Independence discussion questions

#1 – find a working definition of “deductive argument/reasoning” to share with the class. Be able to offer an analogy or have a “for example” (e.g.) ready

#2 – (based on question #1 from page 515 in The Norton Reader) Locate two areas in which Jefferson employs deduction. Explain the logic, in written form – walk through it on paper.

#3 – (based on #3 from page 516 in The Norton Reader) As expressed in the “Declaration of Independence,”what is: the nature of man; the function of government; the relationship between morality and politics?



Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions” discussion questions

#1 – (question on page 518 in The Norton Reader) Answer the question as written in the book


#2 – (question on page 518 in The Norton Reader) This question is optional – BUT! it is one of those random research moments that will take you 20 minutes and, later on, might help you on the SAT


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