Critical Thinking Midterm

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1. Using the critical thinking skills you have gained so far and referring to the materials provided for this assignment, identify two possible strategies that Thomas Hutchinson or Samuel Adams likely used to develop and improve their thinking as those historical events unfolded prior to taking a stand and acting according to their beliefs.

One of the strategies Thomas Hutchinson and Samuel Adams would may have used would be maintaining a critical attitude. Samuel Adams would need to remain critical to see all of the possible outcomes that would be produced by his actions. If people did not approve he could have been in trouble or even worse killed. Samuel Adams would also have to observe the others around him who were prepared to take this stand. He would have to see this situation from their side before leading them to something so dangerous.

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

Building a foundation is important to the process of critical thinking, without building a foundation critical thought is not possible. When it comes to historical events like the Boston Tea Party I find it hard to think critically because I was not at the Boston Tea Party nor do I know much aside from what I learned in school about it. And as you stated in one of our DQ's I cannot even trust the education I received in school on the matter.

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

Samuel Adams and Hutchinson were both morally opposed to the tax. Samuel Adams believed the tax to be unfair because the British government taxed the people yet did not represent them. Hutchinson thought the tax was fair because the colonies were part of the British Empire so the empire could tax the people if they wanted to.

4. What steps do you believe Samuel Adams and Thomas Hutchinson took toward becoming...
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