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Handout D: Founding Documents and Philosophies

Directions: Use Handout B: Background Essay to help you answer the questions below.

  1. What are some ideas from Locke’s Two Treatises of Civil Government that are also in the Declaration of Independence?
  2. How is the Constitution different from the Articles of Confederation?
  3. Why do you think some rights appear more often than others in the documents?
  4. At the start of class, we discussed which rights the class believed were most important. Which right do you think is most important to your parents? Why?