Objective: What: Cover the early governments of the U.S. How: by guided note-taking via PowerPoint
Colonial Governments <ul><li>By 1753 Great Britain ruled 13 colonies  </li></ul><ul><li>Colonists voted for representative...
Colonial Governments <ul><li>Many colonies believed in Natural Rights </li></ul><ul><li>These include life, liberty, and p...
Revolution and Independence <ul><li>1760 King George becomes Britain’s new king </li></ul><ul><li>Britain spent large amou...
The King’s New Laws <ul><li>Stamp Act- a tax paid on all newspapers, books, even playing cards </li></ul><ul><li>Quarters ...
Boston Tea Party <ul><li>Colonist were angry and through the King’s tea in to Boston Harbor </li></ul><ul><li>The king clo...
Problems Become Worst <ul><li>King George refuses to negotiate with the Colonist </li></ul><ul><li>Colonist decide to form...
Declaration of Independence <ul><li>Delegates ask Thomas Jefferson to write Dec. Independence </li></ul><ul><li>The docume...
Articles of Confederation <ul><li>Was the first attempt at a national government </li></ul><ul><li>It gave most of the pow...
1787 <ul><li>Many people recognize the need for change </li></ul><ul><li>Delegates meet to discuss changes </li></ul><ul><...
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Early Governments In The U

  1. 1. Objective: What: Cover the early governments of the U.S. How: by guided note-taking via PowerPoint
  2. 2. Colonial Governments <ul><li>By 1753 Great Britain ruled 13 colonies </li></ul><ul><li>Colonists voted for representatives to write laws in their legislature </li></ul><ul><li>The King would chose the Governor </li></ul><ul><li>Democracy in the colonies was very similar to Great Britain’s </li></ul>
  3. 3. Colonial Governments <ul><li>Many colonies believed in Natural Rights </li></ul><ul><li>These include life, liberty, and property </li></ul><ul><li>Colonist wanted the government to protect their rights </li></ul><ul><li>Every man who owned land in the colonies could vote </li></ul>
  4. 4. Revolution and Independence <ul><li>1760 King George becomes Britain’s new king </li></ul><ul><li>Britain spent large amounts of money during the French and Indian war </li></ul><ul><li>Britain won in 1763 and King George wanted to tax the colonies to help pay for the war </li></ul>
  5. 5. The King’s New Laws <ul><li>Stamp Act- a tax paid on all newspapers, books, even playing cards </li></ul><ul><li>Quarters Act- forced colonists to house soldiers in their homes </li></ul><ul><li>Tea act- placed a tax on tea </li></ul><ul><li>Colonists felt it was unfair to be tax without representation </li></ul>
  6. 6. Boston Tea Party <ul><li>Colonist were angry and through the King’s tea in to Boston Harbor </li></ul><ul><li>The king closes the harbor </li></ul><ul><li>In response the colonist form the first Continental Congress in Philadelphia </li></ul><ul><li>They decide to stop all trade with Britain </li></ul>
  7. 7. Problems Become Worst <ul><li>King George refuses to negotiate with the Colonist </li></ul><ul><li>Colonist decide to form their own army </li></ul><ul><li>In 1775 the Second Continental Congress meet in Philadelphia </li></ul><ul><li>By now the delegates wanted independence </li></ul>
  8. 8. Declaration of Independence <ul><li>Delegates ask Thomas Jefferson to write Dec. Independence </li></ul><ul><li>The document included the ideas of natural rights and that the government gets its power from the people </li></ul>
  9. 9. Articles of Confederation <ul><li>Was the first attempt at a national government </li></ul><ul><li>It gave most of the powers to the states </li></ul><ul><li>The central government was very weak </li></ul><ul><li>It could not collect taxes </li></ul><ul><li>Raise an army </li></ul><ul><li>Also each state printed its own money </li></ul>
  10. 10. 1787 <ul><li>Many people recognize the need for change </li></ul><ul><li>Delegates meet to discuss changes </li></ul><ul><li>And instead decide to start over from scratch… </li></ul>

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