The University of Texas at Dallas Declaration of Independence Questions
Lecture on the Declaration of independence: https://dcccd.yuja.com/V/Video?v=1225412&node=4560…
Shaping a Nation:
American YAWP: http://www.americanyawp.com/text/06-a-new-nation/
Section A: Lecture on Declaration of Independence
Have you read the Declaration of Independence in its entirety before this class? What is your impression of this document? What other things did you learn after reading the document you did not already know? What caught your attention?
(Please discuss the things you learned in paragraph format. Don’t just list them, discuss why they caught your attention.)
Section B: TedTalk and Video “Shaping a Nation”
Based on what you have learned so far in Unit 01 and 02, how do Hamilton and Madison reflect the ideals of the United States constitution? Compare and contrast Hamilton and Madison. How are their ideas different? How are they the same? What are 2-3 things you learned from the video, “Shaping a Nation?”
Section C: Textbook Readings
Option #02: American Yawp Textbook
How does Shays Rebellion demonstrate problems with the Articles of Confederation? Why was a revision of this document necessary? What are THREE new things you learned from the American Yawp textbook? What are some new things you learned from the reading that you did not already know? (Please do NOT merely list what you learned, discuss in paragraph format).