Lesson 5: Reading Response Assignment

The subjects and themes within eighteenth century American literature are closely tied to the ideas about government and the developing American nation.

Identify the most significant ideas about government that are represented in the readings from this lesson. Discuss how the different ideas that you present impacted the development of the American nation. Finally, discuss the developing idea of what an American is during the mid to late 18th century.

Scoring:

Answers the prompt by providing a thesis within the introductory paragraph

Identifies significant ideas about government found in the readings

Discusses how the those ideas impacted the development of America

Discusses what an American is during the mid to late 18th century

Provides an effective conclusion by making final, logical commentary overall