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Farming and the State (6:51)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 02:36 What do Candice Goucher and Laura Mitchell think about the argument that farming was a pre-condition for the state?
  2. 03:23 What evidence do Goucher and Trevor Getz provide as a counterargument to the claim that grain farming, in particular, leads to states?
  3. 04:05 What does Mitchell say about the connection between labor and the state?
  4. 05:52 Given the added labor and tax burden, do Goucher and Mitchell think the state was a good idea?
  5. 06:36 According to Goucher, is there still a connection between farming and the state today?