What Am I? People have certain “unalienable rights” to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. (Unalienable rights are rights that cannot be taken away.) People establish government to protect those rights. Government derives power from the people People have a right and a duty to change a government that violates their rights.
I Am…… Key Philosophies in the Declaration of Independence
Who Am I?I championed the cause of independence during the American Revolutionary War
What Am I? States that people establish government to protect their rights Government derives power from the people People have a right to change a government that violates their rights States people have unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness Inspired by John Locke Thomas Jefferson was the major author
What Am I? Appalachian Mountains Cash crops Piedmont Wood products Atlantic Ocean Small farms Coastal Plain Slavery Good harbors Rivers Indentured servants Humid Climate Few cities/schools Large farms/plantations Church of England Counties
What do you know? Which of the following Colonial Protesters, 1773 took place before the event shown in this picture? A The signing of the Declaration of Independence B The meeting of the First Continental Congress C The Stamp Act D The Battle of Saratoga
What Do You Know? What was the most important result of the 1783 Treaty of Paris? A Britain gained American territory. B France agreed to fight with the Americans. C Britain recognized American independence. D France decided to trade with the Americans.
AnswerC Britain recognized American independence
What Do You Know? By the mid 1700s, American colonists were unhappy with English rule because — A England refused to protect them from the French B they thought the British king was weak C England would not buy colonial-made goods D they had no representation in Parliament
Answer D they had no representation in Parliament
What Do You Know? England passed the Stamp Act in the colonies to — F raise money to pay for a war G take control of foreign trade H put governors in total control J give people the right to vote
What Do You Know? What contribution did Phyllis Wheatley make to the American Revolution? A She wrote poems that supported independence. B She helped African Americans escape to freedom. C She taught soldiers in the Continental Army. D She served as a member of the colonial legislature.
AnswerA She wrote poems that supported independence.