Read from the beginning of "Civil Disobedience" to "But it is easier to deal with the real possessor of a thing than with the temporary guardian of it." (p. 275-280)
Read Thoreau's essay "Slavery in Massachusetts," which can be found here: http://www.thoreau-online.org/slavery-in-massachusetts.html.
Common Core Objectives
Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure an author uses in his or her exposition or argument, including whether the structure makes points clear, convincing, and engaging.
Delineate and evaluate the reasoning in seminal U.S. texts, including the application of constitutional principles and...