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American Government 2e

Critical Thinking Questions

American Government 2eCritical Thinking Questions


What core values and beliefs led to the American Revolution and the writing of the Articles of Confederation? How do these values and beliefs affect American politics today?


Was Britain truly depriving colonists of their natural rights? Explain your reasoning.


Do the Constitution and the Bill of Rights protect the life, liberty, and property of all Americans? Why or why not?


Was the Bill of Rights a necessary addition to the Constitution? Defend your answer.


One of the chief areas of compromise at the Constitutional Convention was the issue of slavery. Should delegates who opposed slavery have been willing to compromise? Why or why not?


Is the federal government too powerful? Should states have more power? If so, what specific power(s) should states have?


What new amendments should be added to the Constitution? Why?

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