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This is an interactive power point of American History leading up to the American Revolution

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  • 1. The Road to the American Revolution An Interactive Presentation by: Scott Spitters Ed 205 – 02 Quit
  • 2. The Road to Revolution
    • Objective of Presentation
    • Timeline
    • French and Indian War
    • The Treaty of Paris
    • Adelle Davis Quote
    • The Declaration of Independence
    • “The Patriot” Trailer
    • Study Questions
    • Concept Map
    • Resources
    • About the Author
  • 3. Objective:
    • This presentation will focus on understanding what caused the American Revolution.
    • Our goal is to understand why Americans fought the war and how it may have changed the world then and today.
  • 4. Timeline
    • 1763 – Treaty of Paris – Ended Seven Years’ War between England and France
    • 1764 – Sugar Act - British set higher duties on imported sugar into colonies
    • 1765 – Stamp Act – Raised prices in colonies on purchases from British stamp distributors
    • 1766 – Declaratory Act – Parliament asserting sovereignty over colonies after repealing Stamp Act
    • 1767 – Townshend Revenue Acts – Duties on tea, glass, paper, and paints into colonies
    • 1770 – Boston massacre – British troops kill four and wound eight American civilians on March 5
    Timeline Continued Quit
  • 5. Timeline continued..
    • 1773 – Boston Tea Party – American colonists dump many crates of tea into Boston Harbor – an act of rebellion against Britain
    • 1774 – First Continental Congress meets to boycott British imports
    • 1775 – Battles of Lexington and Concord/Second Continental Congress meets assumes powers of an independent government
    • 1776 – Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense/British troops evacuate Boston/Americans declare Independence
    Timeline Continued Quit
  • 6. French and Indian War (Seven Years War)
    • Colonists initially began to develop community among different colonies during French and Indian War ( 1754–1763) .
    • Colonists fought with soldiers from other colonies. They met people from other colonies and realized they had much in common.
    • A newspaper was developed during this time that circulated throughout colonies and played a role in bringing them together
    • Through developing a sense of community and rebelling against British taxing, the colonists developed this belief in the right to be free and independent of British rule.
  • 7. The Treaty of Paris
    • This treaty, often times referred to as the Peace of Paris, was signed on February 10, 1763. It ended the French and Indian War (Seven Years war) between England and France, and marked the beginning of a period of British dominance outside of Europe.
  • 8. Quote by Adelle Davis
    • “ To say that obesity is caused by merely consuming too many calories is like saying that the only cause of the American Revolution was the Boston Tea Party.”
    • This quote implies that the Boston Tea Party was only one factor of many that played a role in triggering the Revolution.
    • It helps us to understand the idea that a separate identity from Britain actually began developing long before the Boston Tea Party (1773).
  • 9. The Declaration of Independence
    • On July 4, 1776, representatives from the colonies met and declared their independence from Britain.
    Click on the blank screen to watch video Quit
  • 10. The Patriot Trailer
    • The Patriot is a film that shows what it might have been like to live in the colonies around the time of the Revolution. The main character is torn between leaving his family to fight against the British or staying home to care for his family. This link will send you to the trailer for this film.
    • Click here to view the trailer
  • 11. Questions
    • When did Americans first begin to develop a sense of separate identity from Britain? How did this develop?
    • Why were colonists willing to fight a war?
    • Was it a war over ideals, or taxes, or were they related?
  • 12. Storyboard Quit
  • 13. Resources
    • Videos
      • http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=BD492954-D2BB-4344-A866-F65265EE8BAA&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US
    • Images
      • http://www.vw.vccs.edu/vwhansd/his121/images/DeclarIndep.jpg
      • http://www.mrnussbaum.com/history/toptitle.gif
      • http://www3.tribalpages.com/tpphotos/fullphotos122/pskaggs_1227796.jpg
      • http://cache.eb.com/eb/image?id=62146&rendTypeId=4
      • http://www.geocities.com/theactionkingsf/ThePatriot-DVDcoverart.jpg
    • Textbook
      • Faragher, “Out of Many: A History of the American People”. Volume 1, Edition 5. Pearson/Prentice Hall 2006.
  • 14. About the Author
    • My name is Scott Spitters and I am a Social Studies major with an English minor. I enjoy hiking, backpacking, and the mountains. I can be contacted at [email_address] . Thanks!