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The student understands revolutionary government-making at national and state levels


Colonial City: Revolutionary Battleground
Resource Type: E-Seminar

Relevant transcripts:
Empire City and State

The Struggle for Freedom
Resource Type: E-Seminar

Relevant pages:
The Constitution: Slavery Defended
The Turning Point: Two Watershed Events

The American Revolution and Slavery
Resource Type: Document-Based Question
The revolutionary era (1775–89) gave birth to contradictory definitions of freedom and equality. For some, freedom and equality entailed the right to property, including slave property. For others, freedom and equality implied universal entitlements that applied to all individuals, including slaves. This DBQ offers students the opportunity to debate these contradictory definitions by analyzing the definition of freedom each author uses in the provided documents.

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