Provide a well thought out one or two paragraph response to the following prompt:
• “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July,” Fredrick Douglass offers some harsh critiques of the US. Do you consider it “un-American” or “un-Patriotic?” Why or Why Not?
• Should the US be more or less democratic than it is right now? Why?
• In the article “Why are some countries Rich and Others Poor?” from Planet Money Blog on NPR News, Adam Davidson asserts “Poverty is not the simple result of bad geography, bad culture, bad history. It’s the result of us: of the ways that people choose to organize their societies.”(1) How did the researchers, that Davidson based his article on, come to this conclusion? and (2) what is identified as the key difference between rich and poor countries?
Response Reading – One page for each quote
• US Declaration of Independence, USDeclarationofIndependence.pdf
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”