- How did the Founding Fathers justify the break with Great Britain?
- What role did the ideology of natural rights play in this separation?
- How did the protests in the American colonies that took place between 1773 and 1776 differ from earlier colonial protests?
- According to the primary documents you read for this week, including Thomas Paine’s Common Sense and the Declaration of Independence, what was the proper role of government? How did the British government fail to conform to these ideas?
- How did the Declaration of Independence incorporate new ideas about government and society?
Use at least two primary sources.