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November 19, 2009

It has just been revealed that

lobbyists for the health care
industry wrote many of the
speeches members of
congress gave during the
debate over health care. Is
this a problem? Should we
worry about this?
 Would you have
been a rebel or a
 Remember, both
come with benefits
and costs
 Say clearly what
side you would
have been on and
Review of yesterday’s work
 Q: What was the
crises in the British
 A: The conflict
between the
Colonists and the
British over who
was going to rule
the colonies
 Q: What British
policies in the 1760s
led to rising
resentment and
resistance in the
 The Proclamation
Line of 1763, the
Stamp Act, the
Townshend Acts

 Something provided
 In the case of a law
– what does the law
 Q: What was the
main provision of the
tea act of 1773?
 A: It gave the British
East India Company a
monopoly in selling
tea to the American
 Monopoly – being
the only one
allowed to do
 If you have a
monopoly on a
good or service it
means you’re the
only one allowed
to sell it
Natural Rights
 Rights no one
can take away
 For example –
you have the
right of free
speech but not
because the
government lets
you have it
Natural Rights
 The founders believed in
natural rights
 These ideas came from a
thing called the
 The Enlightenment was
all about reason and
being rational
Class Work:
 We hold these truths
to be self-evident, that
all men are created
equal, that they are
endowed by their
Creator with certain
unalienable Rights,
that among these are
Life, Liberty and the
pursuit of Happiness
 Copy this
Class Work: Part One
 Question: Are
all men really
created equal?
 Is this a Natural
 Argue yes or no
and give
examples to
support your
Class Work: Part Two
 Jefferson’s original
draft of the
Declaration of
Independence had a
condemning the
King’s support of
slavery. Why do you
think he put it in
there, and why was
it taken out? Give