Independence in theWestern Hemisphere      1750-1820
American Revolution   Over 3,000 miles    away from their    home country of    Britain, the 13    colonies made    many ...
Britain’s Reaction to the    Colonies   Britain didn’t like    that the 13 colonies    were gaining    control, so they  ...
Causes of Revolution   The American    Revolution begins due to    differences over taxes    between Britain and the    1...
The Declaration ofIndependence   July    4, 1776, representati    ves from the 13    colonies approved    the Declaration...
Sensory Figures    Create a     sensory     figure for        a Patriot         and        a British         soldier
The First Pioneers   Pioneers, or people    who first settle a    new place, pushed    west beyond the    Mississippi Riv...
The Louisiana Purchase   Napoleon Bonaparte wanted to    sell all of the Louisiana    Territory.   He killed the king of...
Lewis and Clark                 Led a group into the                  Louisiana Territory.                  They found th...
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Independence in the western hemisphere

  1. 1. Independence in theWestern Hemisphere 1750-1820
  2. 2. American Revolution Over 3,000 miles away from their home country of Britain, the 13 colonies made many of their own decisions about government.
  3. 3. Britain’s Reaction to the Colonies Britain didn’t like that the 13 colonies were gaining control, so they began taxing goods that the colonists needed in order to live in the new world. The taxation of tea caused a really big uproar in the 13 colonies. This uproar was known as “The Boston Tea Party”
  4. 4. Causes of Revolution The American Revolution begins due to differences over taxes between Britain and the 13 original colonies. Click picture for video
  5. 5. The Declaration ofIndependence July 4, 1776, representati ves from the 13 colonies approved the Declaration of Independence. All people should be free to enjoy “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”
  6. 6. Sensory Figures  Create a sensory figure for  a Patriot and  a British soldier
  7. 7. The First Pioneers Pioneers, or people who first settle a new place, pushed west beyond the Mississippi River into the Louisiana Territory. This territory was owned by the French.
  8. 8. The Louisiana Purchase Napoleon Bonaparte wanted to sell all of the Louisiana Territory. He killed the king of France and was fighting in a war with Great Britain and needed money for the war. In April 1803, the United States agreed to pay $15 million for the territory.
  9. 9. Lewis and Clark  Led a group into the Louisiana Territory. They found that it covered over 828,000 square miles.  The United States paid less than 3 cents an acre for the huge territory. We now pay over $10,000 for an acre of land.

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