Seminal U.S. Documents Essential Question Project

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  • Seminal U.S. Documents Essential Question Project
  • Hey Mr. German, how do seminal U.S. documents reflect the beliefs of the people and the foundations of American Society?
  • That's an excellent question, Joanna! Seminal U.S documents reflect the beliefs of the people because they directly reflect the opinion of the writer. Seminal documents attempt to change things that the writer believes are issues in society and state their opinions on how to implement the change.
  • Objective: Learn about U.S. Seminal Documents
  • For example, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream Speech" presents the issue of ending segregation to achieve equality in the United States at the time of its delivery. King states a variety of solutions to the problem and also convinces his audience to do them as well.
  • Objective: Learn about U.S. Seminal Documents
  • Seminal U.S documents reflect the foundations of American society because they all posses the same common themes; equanimity, collaboration, and indomitability. These reoccurring themes within the documents reflect the foundations of American society because they show our goals as a country and what we all aim to achieve.
  • Objective: Learn about U.S. Seminal Documents
  • For example, in President John F. Kennedys inaugural address, all of theses themes present themselves. President Kennedys speech stated that we have to persevere, work hard, and work together as a country and a world to keep the peace and reach our goals because we are all equal. Incorporating these themes show the foundations of this nation because of how often they appear in seminal document.
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