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  • 1.  
  • 2.
    • What led
    • to the writing of the
    • Declaration
    • Of
    • Independence
    • and the
    • Revolutionary
    • War?
    I will give you 5 minutes to talk in your groups
  • 3. How it all began…
    • Britain helped colonists defeat French in war
    • Britain needed money to pay for war expenses
    • They taxed “our people”, and made people upset
  • 4. Sugar Act and Stamp Act
    • British taxed colonists on many of the goods coming into the colonies from other places
    • The British put a tax on all paper and on all sugar. “Sorry, no gum for you”
  • 5. “ No Taxation Without Representation!” What does this quote mean? Round Robbin questions
  • 6. “ You say you want a Revolution...”
    • People under Britain’s control began to revolt.
    • One of the worst protests, that took many protestors lives, was the Boston Massacre.
  • 7.  
  • 8. Boston Tea Party
    • Lower price on British tea
    • Colonists still pay taxes
    • Boycotted British tea
    • Sons of Liberty dressed in disguise and dumped British tea overboard
    “ Chip, Chip, Cheerio”
  • 9. First Continental Congress meets in Philadelphia
  • 10. Conflict at Lexington and Concord
    • British General Gage learns of hidden weapons in Concord
    • Two lanterns hung in church tower to warn the British coming by “sea” (Charles River)
    • Paul Revere, “The British are coming”
    • This led to…
  • 11. American Revolutionary War
  • 12. Second Continental Congress Representatives brought money to help establish… the Continental Army (i.e. pay soldiers, buy guns, bullets, food, and uniforms)
  • 13. Who was involved?
    • Benjamin Franklin
    • John Adams
    • Robert R. Livingston
    • Roger Sherman
    • Thomas Jefferson
  • 14. Where did it all take place?
    • This is a replica of the Graff house where Jefferson wrote the majority of the 1 st draft of the Declaration of Independence. The original building (at this location) was destroyed in 1888.
  • 15. What did it look like? Who wrote the first draft? Group Talk/ Koosh
  • 16. Who signed it first?
  • 17. Parts of the Declaration
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • 18.
  • 19. We The People...
    • Rewrite the Preamble of the Declaration of Independence
    • Try to make room for future leader’s flexibility
    • Is it difficult?
    • Could there be some misunderstanding of your words?
    • 2. Convince me, a townsmen, why we would like the “New” Declaration of Independence. ( This will be done with a 3-6 minute speech by the entire group )