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    • THE CAUSES AND RESULTS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION WHAT I SHOULD KNOW: 6 TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES Created By: S. Grey- SOL US 1.6a,b,c,d
    • Essential Knowledge
      • As Great Britain expanded control over the American colonies, many colonists became dissatisfied and rebellious.
    • KEY WORDS AND DEFINITIONS
      • Stamp Act: passed by the British Parliament in 1765 that required a tax on all printed items such as newspaper and legal documents
    • Key Words and Definitions
      • Parliament: the British legislature made up of the House of Lords and the House of commons
    • Key Words
      • House of Burgesses: The House of Burgesses of VA was the first representative government in the New World, and was formed in 1619-1620.
    • Five Sources of Colonial Dissatisfaction
      • Colonies had no representation in Parliament
      • Some colonist resented the power of colonial governors
      • England wanted control over colonial legislatures
      • Colonies opposed taxes
      • Proclamation of 1763 hampered western movement of settlers
    • Sources of Colonial Dissatisfaction
      • Colonies had no representation in Parliament.
    • Sources of Colonial Dissatisfaction
      • Some colonists resented the power of colonial governors
    • Sources of Colonial Dissatisfaction
      • Great Britain wanted control over colonial legislatures.
      The House of Burgesses, Williamsburg, VA.
    • Sources of Colonial Dissatisfaction
      • Colonies opposed taxes.
    • Sources of Colonial Dissatisfaction
      • Proclamation of 1763, which followed the French and Indian war, restricted western movement of settlers.
    • John Locke and the Philosophies in the Declaration of Independence
      • John Locke: English philosopher who stated that people have inherent rights to life, liberty, and property.
    • Key Philosophies of the Declaration of Independence
      • People have certain “unalienable rights” to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
      • People establish government to protect those rights
      • Government derives power from the people
      • People have a right and duty to change a government
    • Key Individuals of the American Revolution
      • King George III: British king during the American Revolution era
    • Key Individuals
      • Lord Cornwallis: British general who surrendered at Yorktown
    • Key Individuals
      • John Adams: championed the cause of independence
    • Key Individuals
      • George Washington: Commander of the Continental Army
    • Key Individuals
      • Thomas Jefferson: major author of the Declaration of Independence
    • Key Individuals
      • Patrick Henry: outspoken member of the House of Burgesses; inspired colonial patriotism with “Give me liberty or give me death” speech.
    • Key Individuals
      • Benjamin Franklin: prominent member of the Continental Congress; helped frame the Declaration of Independence
    • Key Individuals
      • Thomas Paine: colonial journalist, and author of Common Sense .
    • Key Events of the American Revolution
      • Boston Massacre: In 1770, colonists in Boston were shot after taunting British soldiers.
    • Key Events
      • Boston Tea Party: In 1773, Samuel Adams and Paul Revere led Patriots in throwing tea into Boston Harbor to protest tea taxes.
    • Key Events
      • First Continental Congress: In 1774, delegates from all the colonies met to discuss problems with England and to promote independence
    • Key Event
      • Battle of Lexington and Concord: This was the site of the first armed conflict of the Revolutionary war in 1775
    • Key Events
      • Approval of the Declaration of Independence: Colonies declared independence from England on July 4, 1776.
    • Key Events
      • Battle of Saratoga: The American victory in 1777 was a turning point in the war.
    • Key Events during the Revolution Surrender at Yorktown: the American and French forces defeated the forces of Lord Cornwallis and marked the end of the Revolutionary War.
    • Key Events during the Revolution
      • Signing of the Treaty of Paris: in 1783, Great Britain recognized American independence in this treaty.
    • Advantages that helped colonist win the Revolutionary War
      • Colonists’ defense of their own land, principles, and strong beliefs
      • Support from France and Spain
      • Strong leadership