Ch. 4 sec 2 aod pt.2

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Ch. 4 sec 2 aod pt.2

  1. 1. Chapter Four: The American Revolution Section Two: The Revolution Begins (Continued) C. The Decision for Independence a. Even after the fighting broke out at __________ and Concord most colonists did not support the idea of independence. b. Most had hoped for ____________________. c. Common Sense i. _______________ published by Thomas Paine. ii. Attacked King George III and specifically _____________ him for the colonists problems. iii. Called him a ________________ and made a very strong argument for American independence. iv. The pamphlets sold _______________ of copies and helped change the minds of the colonists. d. June 1776 – a resolution on independence was proposed in the ________________ Continental Congress. e. Congress decided to write a ________________, formally declaring independence. f. Thomas __________________ was selected to write the document. CHUNK #3 – Turn to pages 134-136. List the four parts of the Declaration and explain each part. Part One – Part Two – Part Three – Part Four -
  2. 2. D. The Declaration of Independence a. Purpose: to _____________ a revolution, to declare independence and to express the values of the new nation. b. Part One: the ______________ (Introduction) c. Part Two: Declaration of Rights – declared “all men are ______________ equal”. i. Mentioned the ________________ Contract Theory. d. Part Three: List of ______________ – listed all the freedoms, rights etc. that had been denied to the colonies. e. Part Four: Formal Declaration of ______________________.

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