Activity 1: Formative Assessment
- How did living in the colonies change the way Americans thought about government?
- There was little diversity in the colonies and everyone had similar ideas about government.
- The colonist were generally left alone by England and they took part in running there own government.
- The colonists knew they would always be protected by England and there was no need for their own government.
- The colonists felt that the founding fathers were best able to run the government.
- A social contract
- Defines how people should interact with each other
- Defines a relationship between a people and their government
- Defines how a people with interact with foreign countries
- Defines relationships between the state government and the federal government
- What freedoms did American colonists begin to take for granted as they moved toward independence? Explain why this happened.
- Based on the American experience, what do you think were the important principles that were followed by the founding fathers?