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Revolution2 (1)

  1. 2. <ul><li>What led </li></ul><ul><li>to the writing of the </li></ul><ul><li>Declaration </li></ul><ul><li>Of </li></ul><ul><li>Independence </li></ul><ul><li>and the </li></ul><ul><li>Revolutionary </li></ul><ul><li>War? </li></ul>I will give you 5 minutes to talk in your groups
  2. 3. How it all began… <ul><li>Britain helped colonists defeat French in war </li></ul><ul><li>Britain needed money to pay for war expenses </li></ul><ul><li>They taxed “our people”, and made people upset </li></ul>
  3. 4. Sugar Act and Stamp Act <ul><li>British taxed colonists on many of the goods coming into the colonies from other places </li></ul><ul><li>The British put a tax on all paper and on all sugar. “Sorry, no gum for you” </li></ul>
  4. 5. “ No Taxation Without Representation!” What does this quote mean? Round Robbin questions
  5. 6. “ You say you want a Revolution...” <ul><li>People under Britain’s control began to revolt. </li></ul><ul><li>One of the worst protests, that took many protestors lives, was the Boston Massacre. </li></ul>
  6. 8. Boston Tea Party <ul><li>Lower price on British tea </li></ul><ul><li>Colonists still pay taxes </li></ul><ul><li>Boycotted British tea </li></ul><ul><li>Sons of Liberty dressed in disguise and dumped British tea overboard </li></ul>“ Chip, Chip, Cheerio”
  7. 9. First Continental Congress meets in Philadelphia
  8. 10. Conflict at Lexington and Concord <ul><li>British General Gage learns of hidden weapons in Concord </li></ul><ul><li>Two lanterns hung in church tower to warn the British coming by “sea” (Charles River) </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Revere, “The British are coming” </li></ul><ul><li>This led to… </li></ul>
  9. 11. American Revolutionary War
  10. 12. Second Continental Congress Representatives brought money to help establish… the Continental Army (i.e. pay soldiers, buy guns, bullets, food, and uniforms)
  11. 13. Who was involved? <ul><li>Benjamin Franklin </li></ul><ul><li>John Adams </li></ul><ul><li>Robert R. Livingston </li></ul><ul><li>Roger Sherman </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas Jefferson </li></ul>
  12. 14. Where did it all take place? <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  13. 15. What did it look like? Who wrote the first draft? Group Talk/ Koosh
  14. 16. Who signed it first?
  15. 17. Parts of the Declaration <ul><li>1 </li></ul><ul><li>2 </li></ul><ul><li>3 </li></ul><ul><li>4 </li></ul>
  16. 18. http://www.schooltube.com/video/03f9c858260a4da9b582/School-House-Rock-The-Preamble
  17. 19. We The People... <ul><li>IN YOUR “FOUNDING FATHER” GROUPS: </li></ul><ul><li>Rewrite the Preamble of the Declaration of Independence </li></ul><ul><li>Try to make room for future leader’s flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Is it difficult? </li></ul><ul><li>Could there be some misunderstanding of your words? </li></ul><ul><li>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 ) </li></ul>

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