Journal Entries and Petition to Abolish Slavery
Reflect on the effect the American Revolution had on women and Native Americans.
Reflect on how the ideology of natural rights and the social contract affected African Americans during the American Revolution.
Compose a 350- to 700-word journal entry from the perspective of a woman who lived at this time in which you discuss the economic, political, and legal influence the American Revolution has had on your life.
Compose a second 350- to 700-word journal entry from the perspective of a Native American who lived at this time in which you describe how the American Revolution has affected your life.
Write a 350- to 700-word petition to a colonial legislature asking it to abolish slavery.
Imagine you are a slave living in New York during the American Revolution.
Write a petition to the colonial legislature, asking that slavery be abolished in your state.
Use ideas from the Declaration of Independence and the slave petition to create a petition asking for freedom and independence.