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Appendix A

Midterm Exam

* Access the Week Four Electronic Reserve Readings located under the materials section of the student website.

* Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.

* Write a paragraph of approximately 100 words for each of the following questions.

1. Using the critical thinking skills you have gained and the materials provided for this assignment, identify two possible strategies that Thomas Hutchinson or Samuel Adams, or both, likely used to develop and improve his thinking prior to taking a stand and acting according to his beliefs.

One skill they likely used was observation. Seeing that the British were taxing the people without any form of representation, they took it upon themselves to rise up and make a stand against the British. Once they identified the problem through observation, they began thinking of ideas to systematically loosen the grip of the British on the colonies. They did this by making speeches, pamphlets, and posters encouraging the colonists to take a stand against the British.

2. Explain the importance of building a foundation for critical and creative thinking when evaluating historical events such as the Boston Tea Party.

When evaluating the Boston Tea Party, or any other historical event, it is evident that although there may have been a thought process practiced, the foundation of the critical and creative thinking may not have been completely firm, in some cases. For many events, the actions were thought-out but the over-all consequences and variables were not taken into account. Take the Boston Tea Party, for instance. They wanted to send the British a message that they did not want their taxes or their tea. They did succeed in their plan to get the message to the British, what they may not have intended on was it sparking the Revolutionary War.

3. Explain the basis of the moral judgments made by Samuel Adams and Thomas Hutchinson.