American History I

Response sheet 15, for class, Tuesday

1.  What principles and ideals did Banneker invoke to argue that slavery was not a normal feature of life, but was, instead, unnatural?

2.  You have now done three in-class writing exercises meant to help you sharpen your writing skills, useful in any decently-paid employment in a modern economy.  The first writing exercise focused on the formation of a starting hypothesis; the second on managing an excess of evidence; and the third on organizing your analysis clearly and effectively, and also on confidently editing your own writing.  You will be the proof of the pudding, as it were, for the next writing assignment &151; do you feel that the three writing exercises were helpful toward sharpening your writing?  How so, or how not?