The Causes And Results Of The American Revolution

8,757 views

Published on

The Revolutionary War Information

Published in: News & Politics, Education
1 Comment
3 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • this is stooped
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
No Downloads
Views
Total views
8,757
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
23
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
110
Comments
1
Likes
3
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

The Causes And Results Of The American Revolution

  1. 1. THE CAUSES AND RESULTS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION WHAT I SHOULD KNOW: 6 TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES Created By: S. Grey- SOL US 1.6a,b,c,d
  2. 2. KEY WORDS AND DEFINITIONS <ul><li>Stamp Act: passed by the British Parliament in 1765 that required a tax on all printed items such as newspaper and legal documents </li></ul>
  3. 3. Key Words and Definitions <ul><li>Parliament: the British legislature made up of the House of Lords and the House of commons </li></ul>
  4. 4. Key Words and Definitions <ul><li>Proclamation of 1763: King George III of England prohibited the westward movement of colonist across the Appalachian Mountains </li></ul>
  5. 5. Five Sources of Colonial Dissatisfaction <ul><li>Colonies had no representation in Parliament </li></ul><ul><li>Some colonist resented the power of colonial governors </li></ul><ul><li>England wanted control over colonial legislatures </li></ul><ul><li>Colonies opposed taxes </li></ul><ul><li>Proclamation of 1763 hampered western movement of settlers </li></ul>
  6. 6. John Locke and the Philosophies in the Declaration of Independence <ul><li>John Locke: English philosopher who stated that people have inherent rights to life, liberty, and property. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Key Philosophies of the Declaration of Independence <ul><li>People have certain “unalienable rights” to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness </li></ul><ul><li>People establish government to protect those rights </li></ul><ul><li>Government derives power from the people </li></ul><ul><li>People have a right and duty to change a government </li></ul>
  8. 8. Key Individuals of the American Revolution <ul><li>King George III: British king during the American Revolution era </li></ul>
  9. 9. Key Individuals <ul><li>Lord Cornwallis: British general who surrendered at Yorktown </li></ul>
  10. 10. Key Individuals <ul><li>John Adams: championed the cause of independence </li></ul>
  11. 11. Key Individuals <ul><li>George Washington: Commander of the Continental Army </li></ul>
  12. 12. Key Individuals <ul><li>Thomas Jefferson: major author of the Declaration of Independence </li></ul>
  13. 13. Key Individuals <ul><li>Patrick Henry: outspoken member of the House of Burgesses; inspired colonial patriotism with “Give me liberty or give me death” speech. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Key Individuals <ul><li>Benjamin Franklin: prominent member of the Continental Congress; helped frame the Declaration of Independence </li></ul>
  15. 15. Key Individuals <ul><li>Thomas Paine: colonial journalist, and author of Common Sense . </li></ul>
  16. 16. Key Events of the American Revolution <ul><li>Boston Massacre: In 1770, colonists in Boston were shot after taunting British soldiers. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Key Events <ul><li>Boston Tea Party: In 1773, Samuel Adams and Paul Revere led Patriots in throwing tea into Boston Harbor to protest tea taxes. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Key Events <ul><li>First Continental Congress: In 1774, delegates from all the colonies met to discuss problems with England and to promote independence </li></ul>
  19. 19. Key Event <ul><li>Battle of Lexington and Concord: This was the site of the first armed conflict of the Revolutionary war in 1775 </li></ul>
  20. 20. Key Events <ul><li>Approval of the Declaration of Independence: Colonies declared independence from England on July 4, 1776. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Key Events <ul><li>Battle of Saratoga: The American victory in 1777 was a turning point in the war. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Advantages that helped colonist win the Revolutionary War <ul><li>Colonists’ defense of their own land, principles, and strong beliefs </li></ul><ul><li>Support from France and Spain </li></ul><ul><li>Strong leadership </li></ul>

×