Tuesday, 2009Tuesday, 2009
Agree Disagree 1. ThomasAgree Disagree 1. Thomas Agree DisagreeAgree Disagree
____ ____ Jefferson____ ____ Jefferson ____ ________ ____
wrotewrote Common SenseCommon Sense..
____ ____ 2. The Declaration ____ _________ ____ 2. The Declaration ____ _____
of Independence wasof Independence was
signed on July 4, 1776.signed on July 4, 1776.
Chapter Four: The American RevolutionChapter Four: The American Revolution
Section Two:Section Two: The Revolution BeginsThe Revolution Begins
C. The Decision for IndependenceC. The Decision for Independence
Even after the fighting broke out atEven after the fighting broke out at
Lexington and Concord most colonists didLexington and Concord most colonists did
not supportnot support the idea of independence.the idea of independence.
Most had hoped forMost had hoped for
Common SenseCommon Sense
Pamphlet publishedPamphlet published
byby Thomas PaineThomas Paine..
Attacked King George IIIAttacked King George III
and specifically blamed himand specifically blamed him
for the colonists problems.for the colonists problems.
Called him a tyrant and madeCalled him a tyrant and made a very stronga very strong
argumentargument for American independence.for American independence.
The pamphlets soldThe pamphlets sold
thousands of copiesthousands of copies
and helpedand helped change thechange the
mindsminds of the colonists.of the colonists.
Thomas PaineThomas Paine
June 1776June 1776 – a resolution on– a resolution on
independence was proposed in theindependence was proposed in the
Second Continental CongressSecond Continental Congress..
Congress decided to write a document,Congress decided to write a document,
formally declaring independenceformally declaring independence..
Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson
was selected to writewas selected to write
the document.the document.
CHUNK #3 – Turn to pages 134-136. List theCHUNK #3 – Turn to pages 134-136. List the
four parts of the Declaration and explain eachfour parts of the Declaration and explain each
Part One –Part One –
Part Two –Part Two –
Part Three –Part Three –
Part Four -Part Four -
The Declaration of IndependenceThe Declaration of Independence
Purpose:Purpose: to justify a revolution, toto justify a revolution, to
declare independence and to expressdeclare independence and to express
the values of the new nation.the values of the new nation.
Part One:Part One: thethe PreamblePreamble (Introduction)(Introduction)
Part Two:Part Two: Declaration of RightsDeclaration of Rights ––
declareddeclared “all men are created equal”.“all men are created equal”.
Mentioned theMentioned the Social Contract TheorySocial Contract Theory..
Part Three:Part Three: List of GrievancesList of Grievances – listed– listed
all the freedoms, rights etc. that hadall the freedoms, rights etc. that had
been denied to the colonies.been denied to the colonies.
Part Four:Part Four: FormalFormal
Declaration ofDeclaration of
Declaration of IndependenceDeclaration of Independence
What would have happened to these men ifWhat would have happened to these men if
the King would have caught them?the King would have caught them?
1. Describe the four sections of the1. Describe the four sections of the
Declaration of Independence.Declaration of Independence.