How did the principles of the Declaration of Independence contribute to the quest to end slavery?
- I can interpret primary sources related to principles of liberty, equality, and justice in the Founding era.
- I can create an argument using evidence from primary sources.
- I can analyze issues in history to help find solutions to present-day challenges.
Directions: Identify the main ideas and connections to the Founding principles using the information you gathered from your assigned documents.
|Document Title and Date||Main ideas||Connection to or Violation of Founding Principles|
|The Declaration of Independence as approved by the Continental Congress, 1776|
|Petition to the Massachusetts Legislature, January 13, 1777|
|Constitution of Massachusetts, 1780|
|Constitution of Kentucky, 1792|
|Elizabeth (Mumbet) Freeman portrait, 1811|
|Legal notes by Chief Justice William Cushing about the Quock Walker case, 1783|
|The Northwest Ordinance, 1787|
|The Southwest Ordinance, 1790|
|Excerpts from the U.S. Constitution, ratified 1788|
|Petition from the Pennsylvania Society for the Abolition of Slavery, 1790|