Monday, November 27, 2006

Declaration of Independence

1. Translate the two sentences we read in class (the most important and second most important sentences in American history). They must be in your own words (and NOT what it says in the margin). What do these sentences mean to YOU? How do you feel about them? Why?

2. Make an argument that either supports or refutes this statement: The purpose of government is to protect basic rights. You should have your introductory paragraph plus one or two supporting paragraphs.