what are we going to study the week of November 30 TO december 4, 2015
SOCIAL STUDIES: The student will explain the causes, events, and results of the American Revolution.
a. Trace the events that shaped the revolutionary movement in America, including the French and Indian War, British Imperial Policy that led to the 1765 Stamp Act, the slogan “no taxation without representation,” the activities of the Sons of Liberty, and the Boston Tea Party.
b. Explain the writing of the Declaration of Independence; include who wrote it, how it was written, why it was necessary, and how it was a response to tyranny and the abuse of power.
c. Describe the major events of the American Revolution and explain the factors leading to American victory and British defeat; include the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Saratoga, and Yorktown.
d. Describe key individuals in the American Revolution with emphasis on King George III, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Benedict Arnold, Patrick Henry, and John Adams.
VOCABULARY TO KNOW: Ally, Congress, Rebellion, Proclamation, Tax, Liberty, Smuggling, Massacre, Correspondence, Quarter, Delegate, Patriot, Militia, Minutemen, Commander, Petition, Cause and Effect
Road to the American Revolution Study Guide
- passed laws for all British people.
- Worked for the King.
- small, local parliaments in the 13 colonies that made the laws for their colony.
- British vs. French
- The British had fewer Indian allies than the French so the King sent the British army to assist them (Indians). They won!
- British won the disputed land
- The war cost the colonists $- weapons, medical needs, housing the soldiers. To pay for it the King taxed the colonists.
- King said that the colonists could not move onto the land that they won in the war. It was to be saved for Indian hunting ground.
- Colonists must pay a tax on goods(things they buy) coming from other places.
- Loyal to the royal king of England
- Many things written or printed on paper had to have a stamp showing a tax had been paid (newspapers, marriage licences, playing cards…)
- “No taxation without Representation!” (We want a say in taxes)
- someone acting or speaking for you
- spoke out against the king
- told colonists they should stand up for themselves and not pay taxes—“Give me liberty or give me death!”
- the way you speak out against something
- Petition- request for action singed by many people
- Formed groups- Sons of Liberty/ Daughters of Liberty- they talked and decided what to do
- Boycott- refuse to buy
- Violent attacks- stole, beat, destroyed property
- sent to speak to king for the people
- organized volunteer fire department
- started 1st hospital
- Group of lawmakers met to decide what to do
- They stop buying stamped goods
- Parliament repealed (took away) the Stamp Act
- Gave colonists new rules
- Angry colonists threw rocks and snowballs at soldiers and soldiers fired on unarmed colonists; 5 colonists died.
- Crispus Attucks- 1st to die for American Independence—former slave
Committees of Correspondence
- Wrote letters to one another to keep all colonies informed of what was going on with the British
- Dec. 1773
- to protest tax on tea
- Sons of Liberty dressed as Mohawk Indians and boarded British ships, broke crates, and dumped tea into harbor.
- British King punished colonists for the Boston Tea Party by
2. Allowed British soldiers to be quartered (live in) citizen’s homes
- Met to decide what to do now that King had given “Intolerable Acts”
- Stopped all trade with Britain
Lexington and Concord
- General Gage sent 700 British soldiers to seize weapons and arrest Patriot leaders
- Paul Revere and William Dawes rode to warn colonists!
- Started the war!
- “Shot heard around the world!”
- No one knows who fired the first shot
1. How do the beliefs and ideals of a society lead to conflicts with other societies?
2. Why do opinions among groups of people and individuals differ?
3. How did the results of the French and Indian War contribute the revolutionary movement in America?
4. Why did Britain impose direct taxes on the North American colonies after the French and Indian War?
5. How were the colonists' opinions of pre-Revolutionary events alike and different?
6. What are the causes and events that lead to the Revolutionary War? (French and Indian War, British Imperial Policy, activities of Sons of Liberty, Daughters of Liberty, and Boston Tea Party)
7. Why did the colonists believe British taxation policies in North America were unfair?
8. How did the colonists protest British Imperial Policies in North America?
9. How did the Sons of Liberty protest British taxation policies in North America?
10. What is significant about the Battle of Lexington and Concord?
11. Why were the American colonies and Britain unable to resolve their differences without going to war?
12. Why is the Battle of Saratoga called "the turning point" of the American Revolution?
13. Why was the Battle of Yorktown the final battle of the American Revolution?
WEBSITES TO STUDY FOR THE FRENCH INDIAN WAR:
http://www.schooltube.com/video/7c2e0cc09e1b990b524f/Boston%20Massacre%20Trial-%20Defense%20Closing%20Argument( video defense argument for Boston Massacre)
http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/13colonies2.htm (CHARACTERISTICS OF THE 13 COLONIES)
http://13colonies13.weebly.com/definitions.html (DEFINITIONS TO KNOW)
http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ss5/b/ecosndli.cfm (PRACTICE SUPPLY AND DEMAND)
http://havefunwithhistory.com/HistorySubjects/colonialAmerica.html (VIDEOS ON COLONIAL AMERICA
http://www.beaconlearningcenter.com/WebLessons/BusinessBuddies/eco001.htm(INTERACTIVE FOR GOODS, SERVICES, PRODUCERS AND CONSUMERS)
http://exhibits.museum.state.il.us/exhibits/athome/1850/voices/starr/index.html (INTERACTIVE-QUESTIONS AT THE END)
http://www.sikeston.k12.mo.us/skelso/Social%20Studies/Economics.htm(INTERACTIVE ABOUT ECONOMICS)
- http://faculty.polytechnic.org/gfeldmeth/colchart.html (GRAPHIC ORGANIZER CHART)
https://vimeo.com/89866922 (NEW ENGLAND COLONIES)
http://www.mcduffie.k12.ga.us/webpages/lreid/files/colonies.pdf (MAP OF THE THIRTEEN COLONIES)
http://admin.bhbl.neric.org/~mmosall/ushistory/textbook/Chapter%203%20Colonial%20Way%20of%20Life/ch%203%20sect%202%20NE%20and%20Middle%20Colonies.pdf (SECTION 2- ANSWER THE QUESTIONS)