Chapter 5: Americans Revolt<br />Were the American colonists justified in rebelling against British rule?<br />
The Road to Revolution<br />Proclamation of 1763<br />French & Indian War 1756-1763<br />“No taxation without representati...
Four Perspectives on Colonial Rebellion<br />VS.<br />British Government<br />Moderates<br />Loyalists<br />Patriots<br />
Declaring Independence<br />Thomas Paine’s Common Sense<br />Declaration of Independence 1776<br />Olive Branch petition  ...
Fighting for Independence<br />Lexington and Concord  1775<br />“The shot heard ‘round the world”<br />Hessian mercenaries...
Treaty of Paris 1783<br />The “official” end of the war<br />
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American Revolution

  1. 1. Chapter 5: Americans Revolt<br />Were the American colonists justified in rebelling against British rule?<br />
  2. 2. The Road to Revolution<br />Proclamation of 1763<br />French & Indian War 1756-1763<br />“No taxation without representation”<br />Boston Tea Party 1773<br />Boston Massacre 1770<br />Sons of Liberty<br />
  3. 3. Four Perspectives on Colonial Rebellion<br />VS.<br />British Government<br />Moderates<br />Loyalists<br />Patriots<br />
  4. 4. Declaring Independence<br />Thomas Paine’s Common Sense<br />Declaration of Independence 1776<br />Olive Branch petition 1775<br />Enlightenment: an intellectual movement of the 1600s and 1700s that greatly influenced the colonies. John Locke argued that people had natural rights to life, liberty, and property; he also argued that governments and citizens are bound by a social contract to protect those natural rights and that people have a right to abolish a government when it fails to protect those right. <br />
  5. 5. Fighting for Independence<br />Lexington and Concord 1775<br />“The shot heard ‘round the world”<br />Hessian mercenaries<br />General Washington crossing the Delaware<br />Battle of Trenton 1776<br />Winter at Valley Forge 1777-78<br />Guerilla Warfare and the Battle of Saratoga 1777<br />Cornwallis surrenders <br />at the Battle of Yorktown 1781<br />
  6. 6. Treaty of Paris 1783<br />The “official” end of the war<br />
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