Friday, March 11, 2011

Paine and Jefferson

Works Discussed:
* Jefferson, from The Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson
* Paine, from Common Sense
* Hobbes, The Leviathan (handout)
* Locke, Two Treatises of Government (handout)

--Federalist Period:
* Establish National Identity
* Founding Ideas and Principles
* Role of Writing

* Historical Context and Enlightenment Ideology
* Ideas of Government, Citizenry and Rights
* Ideology vs. Reality
* Contradictions
* American Dream

* Purpose/Audience
* Diversity and National Identity
* Arguments Against Reconciliation With England
* Enlightenment Ideology

Due Next Class:
* Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow;" "Rip Van Winkle"--Selections Are In Volume B (Green Book)

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