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1776 - The Game
"The Revolution was effected before the War
commenced. The Revolution was in the
minds and hearts of the people; a change ...
Goals for the Simulation
•To understand the motivations behind
the American Revolution.
•To understand different points of...
Goals for the Game
•To earn as many points as possible.
•To join a side at the Second
Continental Congress (July 2, 1776)
...
Ways to Earn Points
•Through historical events
•Answering questions in class
•Fate and random chance
•Propaganda Assignmen...
Who are the Loyalists?
• Sir Arthur Adams
• Mr. Cornelius Van Renslaar
• Mrs. Lydia Andrews
• Col. Charles Granville
Who are the Revolutionaries?
• Goodman Samuel Henry
• Mr. Benjamin Churchill
• Mrs. Mercy Lewis Pickney
• Mr. Daniel Marlb...
Individual Score Sheet
•First, fill out your 21st
century name, team, your
character name, and your
location
•Your locatio...
Starting Point Values
•The year is 1750
•All Revolutionaries and Loyalists start with 50 points
•All Gentry add an additio...
The Rights of British Colonists
•Colonists in America saw themselves as British
citizens. They expected the same rights as
people living in England
•The c...
Basic Facts Questions
•What was the first document that limited the
monarch's power in England?
•What was the name of the ...
Practice Debate: How does it work?
1.Read the prompt and think of what side your
character would take on it and why
2.When...
Practice Debate: How does it work?
If you were accused of a crime, who would you
rather decide if you were guilty or innoc...
Historical Effects
•In Colonial America in the 1750's it was GOOD
to be connected to England because this gave
you status....
Random Chance Event
By 1750, the American Colonies were bursting with growth. In
just a century, the population had grown ...
The French & Indian War
•From 1754 to 1763, Britain and its American
colonies fought France and their Indian allies over
the land of the fertile O...
Basic Fact Questions
•What land did England win in the war?
•What other European country besides France
and England was i...
Debate Topic #1: Costs of
WarThe war cost England £70 million and put
England in debt. The British estimated that
protecti...
Benedict Bradford and Oliver Otis?
If you agreed that American colonists
should be responsible for paying the
war debt....
Give yourself 20
points for voting in
character!
Historical Effects
•The British Victory makes Loyalists feel proud. Those folks
gain 10 points.
•Colonists who fought with...
Random Chance Event
Fires were very common in colonial cities. The die roll will
determine the following:
1- Boston reside...
Pontiac’s Rebellion
• The British treated some Native
Americans badly
• The Ottawa chief Pontiac refused to
surrender to t...
Proclamation Line of 1763
Why the Proclamation Line?
After the French & Indian
War, the British government
was broke. Many American
colonists were t...
Basic Fact Questions
•What natural feature served as the
Proclamation line of 1763?
•What war lead colonists to be worried...
Debate
Even though the Proclamation Line restricts our
right to move west, it is still a fair law because it
protects our ...
John Calvin Kleinschmidt and Toby Gilmore
Attucks:
Did you vote in favor of the
Proclamation line?
Then you LOSE 20 points
for voting out of character.
The Proclamation Line
prevented farmers (and their
families) from mov...
Historical Effects
•Farmers can't move west. This hurts all farmers and those
who hope to move west. These folks lose 50 p...
Random Chance of Event
Natural disasters could ruin the prospects of colonists who
lived in the countryside (in rural area...
Colonial Mercantilism
British Trade Laws
British Trade Laws
•The Sugar Act of 1764 puts a
tariff (tax) on sugar, coffee,
indigo, and molasses.
•This makes money fo...
Basic Fact Questions
•Under the Navigation Acts, where did all raw
material need to be sent in order for it to be
made in...
Debate
For 100 years, the colonies have not had to pay
taxes. It is time that they be held accountable
and the Sugar Act d...
Marcel Minuet & Daniel Marlbough:
Did you vote in favor the Sugar
Act?
Then gain 20 points for
voting in character!
The Sugar Act increases smuggling and
consequently earns you a lot of money.
Historical Effects
•British trade laws hurt all indigo plantation
owners and merchants. These folks lose 25
points!
•This ...
Random Chance Event
There weren't enough British officials in the colonies to enforce
the trade laws in all of the regions...
Stamp Act
What was the Stamp Act?
•The second way the British government
tried to gain money to repay the war debt
was by passing n...
Basic Fact Questions
•What is the name of the British government
official who is the head of Parliament?
•What is the mai...
Debate -
Parliament should let the colonial
assemblies decide an appropriate
tax, instead of imposing the stamp
tax on us.
Sir Arthur Adams
Did you vote against the King and
Parliament?
Then lose 20 points!
Historical Effects
•The Stamp Act hurts all merchants and tradesmen. These
folks lose 30 points.
•The Stamp Act helps all ...
Random Chance
Stamp Act caused mass protests across the colonies. Some of
these protests resulted in mobs. It was very uns...
Individual Random Chance!
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  1. 1. 1776 - The Game
  2. 2. "The Revolution was effected before the War commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties their obligations. This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people, was the real American Revolution." - John Adams
  3. 3. Goals for the Simulation •To understand the motivations behind the American Revolution. •To understand different points of view of the same events.
  4. 4. Goals for the Game •To earn as many points as possible. •To join a side at the Second Continental Congress (July 2, 1776) •The Team with the most combined points wins the game!
  5. 5. Ways to Earn Points •Through historical events •Answering questions in class •Fate and random chance •Propaganda Assignments and quizzes •Impressing the Teacher with knowledge
  6. 6. Who are the Loyalists? • Sir Arthur Adams • Mr. Cornelius Van Renslaar • Mrs. Lydia Andrews • Col. Charles Granville
  7. 7. Who are the Revolutionaries? • Goodman Samuel Henry • Mr. Benjamin Churchill • Mrs. Mercy Lewis Pickney • Mr. Daniel Marlborough
  8. 8. Individual Score Sheet •First, fill out your 21st century name, team, your character name, and your location •Your location is where your character lives, and your team is "Revolutionary", "Loyalist, or "Neutralist"
  9. 9. Starting Point Values •The year is 1750 •All Revolutionaries and Loyalists start with 50 points •All Gentry add an additional 30 points •All Government Officials add an additional 20 points. •All Merchants gain an additional 15 points •All Trades people gain an additional 15 points •All Farmers gain an additional 10 points •Enter your starting point value on your score sheet. The comment is "Character Bonus"
  10. 10. The Rights of British Colonists
  11. 11. •Colonists in America saw themselves as British citizens. They expected the same rights as people living in England •The colonists felt Proud to be British. The revolution to come was completely unexpected.
  12. 12. Basic Facts Questions •What was the first document that limited the monarch's power in England? •What was the name of the British law-making group? •What is one right that was protected by the English Bill of Rights? •What is a charter? •The colonies were generally self-governing, but some people were left out. Name three groups of people who were left out.
  13. 13. Practice Debate: How does it work? 1.Read the prompt and think of what side your character would take on it and why 2.When you are called on, introduce yourself. 3.If you can, mention personal information to help you make your point. 4.Be passionate and dramatic, but not rude or overly silly. 5.When you disagree w/others, use their character names & try to remember titles : Upper class called “Mister/Mistress” middle class are called “Goodman/Goodwoman”
  14. 14. Practice Debate: How does it work? If you were accused of a crime, who would you rather decide if you were guilty or innocent: A. an experienced judge appointed by the King? B. a jury of people from your city/town? (Keep in mind that people who actually know you would not be allowed to be on the jury) Note: People with thoughtful answers/follow the debate rules may be given bonus points.
  15. 15. Historical Effects •In Colonial America in the 1750's it was GOOD to be connected to England because this gave you status. •Colonists with an English background gain 5 points. The year is 1750 and the comment is "Ties to England" • It was also good to own land. Colonists who own land gain 5 points. Landowners include plantation, farmers, land speculators, and Sir Adams. The date is 1750 and the comment is "Landowner."
  16. 16. Random Chance Event By 1750, the American Colonies were bursting with growth. In just a century, the population had grown from just 50,000 to more than a million people. Colonists became prosperous through owning land and selling raw materials into the colonial economy. 1- Plantation owners gain 5 points. 2 - Farmers gain 5 points 3- Rice, Indigo and tea merchants gain 5 points 4 - Skilled tradesmen gain 5 points 5 - Educated colonists (people who went to college) gain 5 points. 6 - All Gentry gain 10 points.
  17. 17. The French & Indian War
  18. 18. •From 1754 to 1763, Britain and its American colonies fought France and their Indian allies over the land of the fertile Ohio River Valley. •The French and Indian War left Britain with huge debts and a vast new area of land to protect.
  19. 19. Basic Fact Questions •What land did England win in the war? •What other European country besides France and England was involved in the war? •Where was the last major battle of the war?
  20. 20. Debate Topic #1: Costs of WarThe war cost England £70 million and put England in debt. The British estimated that protecting the new land would require 10,000 troops and cost £30,000 per year. Question: The colonists should be responsible to pay off most of the costs of the war. Yes or No?
  21. 21. Benedict Bradford and Oliver Otis? If you agreed that American colonists should be responsible for paying the war debt....
  22. 22. Give yourself 20 points for voting in character!
  23. 23. Historical Effects •The British Victory makes Loyalists feel proud. Those folks gain 10 points. •Colonists who fought with the British during the war earn special respect from their peers. All French and Indian War veterans gain 10 points. •Colonists of French heritage face prejudice. Those folks lose 10 points. •There is an enormous amount of land available from this war, farmers (including plantation owners) and land speculators gain 30 points. The date is 1763
  24. 24. Random Chance Event Fires were very common in colonial cities. The die roll will determine the following: 1- Boston residents have fires in their houses - lose 10 points! 2 - New York residents have fires in their houses - lose 10 points! 3 - Philadelphia residents have fires in their houses - lose 10 points! 4 - Charleston residents have fires in their houses - lose 10 points! 5 - Ben Franklin founds the first fire department. All Philadelphia residents gain 10 points. 6 - Ben Franklin steals his idea for a fire department from his friend Samuel Henry. Goodman Henry gains 10 points.
  25. 25. Pontiac’s Rebellion • The British treated some Native Americans badly • The Ottawa chief Pontiac refused to surrender to the British at the end of the war. • He attacked western British forts with his allies (the Senecas, Delawares, and Shawnees) • Pontiac finally agreed to lay down his arms in October, but he had previously conquered every fort in the West except Pittsburgh and Detroit
  26. 26. Proclamation Line of 1763
  27. 27. Why the Proclamation Line? After the French & Indian War, the British government was broke. Many American colonists were thrilled to have a huge new area of land to settle. They started moving west of the crowded 13 colonies, but Britain felt that she couldn't afford to protect settlers on the frontier from Indian attacks. The Proclamation prevented colonists from moving west.
  28. 28. Basic Fact Questions •What natural feature served as the Proclamation line of 1763? •What war lead colonists to be worried about their protection west of the Appalachians? •What was the name for the land between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River?
  29. 29. Debate Even though the Proclamation Line restricts our right to move west, it is still a fair law because it protects our citizens from harm.
  30. 30. John Calvin Kleinschmidt and Toby Gilmore Attucks: Did you vote in favor of the Proclamation line?
  31. 31. Then you LOSE 20 points for voting out of character. The Proclamation Line prevented farmers (and their families) from moving west.
  32. 32. Historical Effects •Farmers can't move west. This hurts all farmers and those who hope to move west. These folks lose 50 points! •Revolutionaries resent this new law from the British. All Revolutionaries lose 25 points. •Colonists who fear Indian attacks (James MacAlister) feel safer. These folks gain 40 points. •Land Speculators and their wives lose 20 points. •Pontiac's War causes a lot of hatred of Native Americans. Colonists with Native American heritage experience prejudice and lose 25 points. •Loyalists support the British laws. These folks gain 15 points.
  33. 33. Random Chance of Event Natural disasters could ruin the prospects of colonists who lived in the countryside (in rural areas). The roll of the die determines: 1- Locusts attack crops in rural South Carolina. All colonists who live there lose 10 points. 2 - A late freeze in rural Massachusetts destroys the corn crop. All colonists who live there lose 10 points. 3 - Lack of rain causes drought in rural Pennsylvania that limits the wheat crop. All colonists that live there lose 10 points. 4 - Flooding from the Hudson River sweeps away apple tree seedlings in rural New York. All colonists that live there lose 10 points. 5 - A cold winter and abundant rainfall in the spring improves the harvest everywhere . All rural dwellers gain 10 points. 6 - Butter on bread becomes trendy and all farmers gain 10 points.
  34. 34. Colonial Mercantilism
  35. 35. British Trade Laws
  36. 36. British Trade Laws •The Sugar Act of 1764 puts a tariff (tax) on sugar, coffee, indigo, and molasses. •This makes money for the British •Colonial merchants lose business. •Smugglers increase their profits because more colonists want to buy smuggled goods.
  37. 37. Basic Fact Questions •Under the Navigation Acts, where did all raw material need to be sent in order for it to be made into manufactured goods? •After 100 years of "Healthy Neglect" why did the British start controlling British Trade? •Name 3 items taxed by the Sugar Act. •What is another name for a tariff?
  38. 38. Debate For 100 years, the colonies have not had to pay taxes. It is time that they be held accountable and the Sugar Act does just that.
  39. 39. Marcel Minuet & Daniel Marlbough: Did you vote in favor the Sugar Act?
  40. 40. Then gain 20 points for voting in character! The Sugar Act increases smuggling and consequently earns you a lot of money.
  41. 41. Historical Effects •British trade laws hurt all indigo plantation owners and merchants. These folks lose 25 points! •This is a tax on luxury items. Upper Class colonists lose 10 points. •British trade laws help all government officials, tax collectors, and smugglers. These folks gain 25 points! •All colonists eat less sugar, so they're in better health and visit their doctors less. Dr. James Earl Warren loses 5 points.
  42. 42. Random Chance Event There weren't enough British officials in the colonies to enforce the trade laws in all of the regions at once. The dice roll will determine the following: 1 - Southern Colonies pay tariffs. All colonists lose 10 points. 2 - Middle Colonies pay tariffs. All colonists lose 10 points. 3- New England Colonies pay tariffs. All colonists lose 10 points 4- Southern Colonies avoid tariffs. All colonists gain 10 points. 5 - Middle Colonies avoid tariffs. All colonists gain 10 points 6 - New England Colonies avoid tariffs. All colonists gain 10 points.
  43. 43. Stamp Act
  44. 44. What was the Stamp Act? •The second way the British government tried to gain money to repay the war debt was by passing new tax laws in the colonies, such as the Stamp Act. •The colonists were not against all taxes.They were willing to pay taxes passed by their own colonial assemblies. •Many colonists, however, felt that the British Parliament had no rights to tax the goods taxed by the Stamp Act.
  45. 45. Basic Fact Questions •What is the name of the British government official who is the head of Parliament? •What is the main job of British Parliament? •Name 3 items that were taxed under the Stamp Act? •What was the year that the Stamp Act was passed? •What is a direct tax?
  46. 46. Debate - Parliament should let the colonial assemblies decide an appropriate tax, instead of imposing the stamp tax on us.
  47. 47. Sir Arthur Adams Did you vote against the King and Parliament?
  48. 48. Then lose 20 points!
  49. 49. Historical Effects •The Stamp Act hurts all merchants and tradesmen. These folks lose 30 points. •The Stamp Act helps all government officials and tax collectors, plus all Loyalists support helping to pay off the war debt. These folks gain 30 points. •Samuel Henry loses a lot of business. He loses an additional 10 points. •The Stamp Act hurts educated people who read the newspaper. If you went to college or university lose 10 points. •The Silversmith, David Rosenbloom, is hired to engrave the British Stamp design. He gains 20 points. •Marcel Minuet wins grand prize in horse race. He gains 20 points.
  50. 50. Random Chance Stamp Act caused mass protests across the colonies. Some of these protests resulted in mobs. It was very unsafe to be in many cities. 1 - Citizens of Boston are attacked by mobs. Lose 15 points. 2 - Citizens of New York City are attacked by mobs. Lose 15 points 3 - Citizens of Philadelphia are attacked by mobs. Lose 15 points 4 - Citizens of Charles Town are attacked by mobs. Lose 15 points 5 - Tax collectors are targeted by mobs. Lose 15 points. 6 - Business is good for Tax Collectors. Gain 15 points.
  51. 51. Individual Random Chance!
  52. 52. End of Part 1

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