THE CAUSES AND RESULTS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION          WHAT I SHOULD KNOW:        6TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES    Created ...
Essential Knowledge• As Great Britain expanded control over the  American colonies, many colonists  became dissatisfied an...
KEY WORDS AND DEFINITIONS• Stamp Act: passed by  the British Parliament  in 1765 that required  a tax on all printed  item...
Key Words and Definitions• Parliament: the British  legislature made up of  the House of Lords  and the House of  commons
Key Words• House of Burgesses: The House of  Burgesses of VA was the first representative  government in the New World, an...
Five Sources of Colonial           Dissatisfaction• Colonies had no representation in  Parliament• Some colonist resented ...
Sources of Colonial          Dissatisfaction• Colonies had no representation in  Parliament.
Sources of Colonial          Dissatisfaction• Some colonists resented the power of  colonial governors
Sources of Colonial              Dissatisfaction• Great Britain wanted control over colonial  legislatures.   The House of...
Sources of Colonial Dissatisfaction• Colonies opposed taxes.
Sources of Colonial Dissatisfaction• Proclamation of 1763, which followed the  French and Indian war, restricted western  ...
John Locke and the Philosophies in the Declaration of Independence• John Locke: English  philosopher who  stated that peop...
Key Philosophies of the Declaration         of Independence• People have certain  “unalienable rights” to life,  liberty, ...
Key Individuals of the American              Revolution• King George III:  British king during the  American Revolution  era
Key Individuals• Lord Cornwallis:  British general who  surrendered at  Yorktown
Key Individuals• John Adams:  championed the  cause of  independence
Key Individuals• George Washington:  Commander of the  Continental Army
Key Individuals• Thomas Jefferson:  major author of the  Declaration of  Independence
Key Individuals• Patrick Henry:  outspoken member of  the House of  Burgesses; inspired  colonial patriotism  with “Give m...
Key Individuals• Benjamin Franklin:  prominent member of  the Continental  Congress; helped  frame the Declaration  of Ind...
Key Individuals• Thomas Paine:  colonial journalist,  and author of  Common Sense.
Key Events of the American            Revolution• Boston Massacre: In  1770, colonists in  Boston were shot  after tauntin...
Key Events• Boston Tea Party: In  1773, Samuel Adams  and Paul Revere led  Patriots in throwing  tea into Boston  Harbor t...
Key Events• First Continental Congress: In  1774, delegates from all the  colonies met to discuss  problems with England a...
Key Event• Battle of Lexington and  Concord: This was the site  of the first armed conflict  of the Revolutionary war in  ...
Key Events• Approval of the  Declaration of  Independence: Colonies  declared independence  from England on July 4,  1776.
Key Events• Battle of Saratoga:  The American victory  in 1777 was a turning  point in the war.
Key Events during the            RevolutionSurrender at Yorktown:the American andFrench forces defeatedthe forces of LordC...
Key Events during the            Revolution• Signing of the Treaty of Paris: in 1783,  Great Britain recognized American  ...
Advantages that helped colonist    win the Revolutionary War• Colonists’ defense of their own land,  principles, and stron...
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  1. 1. THE CAUSES AND RESULTS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION WHAT I SHOULD KNOW: 6TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES Created By: S. Grey- SOL US 1.6a,b,c,d
  2. 2. Essential Knowledge• As Great Britain expanded control over the American colonies, many colonists became dissatisfied and rebellious.
  3. 3. KEY WORDS AND DEFINITIONS• Stamp Act: passed by the British Parliament in 1765 that required a tax on all printed items such as newspaper and legal documents
  4. 4. Key Words and Definitions• Parliament: the British legislature made up of the House of Lords and the House of commons
  5. 5. Key Words• House of Burgesses: The House of Burgesses of VA was the first representative government in the New World, and was formed in 1619-1620.
  6. 6. Five Sources of Colonial Dissatisfaction• Colonies had no representation in Parliament• Some colonist resented the power of colonial governors• England wanted control over colonial legislatures• Colonies opposed taxes• Proclamation of 1763 hampered western movement of settlers
  7. 7. Sources of Colonial Dissatisfaction• Colonies had no representation in Parliament.
  8. 8. Sources of Colonial Dissatisfaction• Some colonists resented the power of colonial governors
  9. 9. Sources of Colonial Dissatisfaction• Great Britain wanted control over colonial legislatures. The House of Burgesses, Williamsburg, VA.
  10. 10. Sources of Colonial Dissatisfaction• Colonies opposed taxes.
  11. 11. Sources of Colonial Dissatisfaction• Proclamation of 1763, which followed the French and Indian war, restricted western movement of settlers.
  12. 12. John Locke and the Philosophies in the Declaration of Independence• John Locke: English philosopher who stated that people have inherent rights to life, liberty, and property.
  13. 13. Key Philosophies of the Declaration of Independence• People have certain “unalienable rights” to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness• People establish government to protect those rights• Government derives power from the people• People have a right and duty to change a government
  14. 14. Key Individuals of the American Revolution• King George III: British king during the American Revolution era
  15. 15. Key Individuals• Lord Cornwallis: British general who surrendered at Yorktown
  16. 16. Key Individuals• John Adams: championed the cause of independence
  17. 17. Key Individuals• George Washington: Commander of the Continental Army
  18. 18. Key Individuals• Thomas Jefferson: major author of the Declaration of Independence
  19. 19. Key Individuals• Patrick Henry: outspoken member of the House of Burgesses; inspired colonial patriotism with “Give me liberty or give me death” speech.
  20. 20. Key Individuals• Benjamin Franklin: prominent member of the Continental Congress; helped frame the Declaration of Independence
  21. 21. Key Individuals• Thomas Paine: colonial journalist, and author of Common Sense.
  22. 22. Key Events of the American Revolution• Boston Massacre: In 1770, colonists in Boston were shot after taunting British soldiers.
  23. 23. Key Events• Boston Tea Party: In 1773, Samuel Adams and Paul Revere led Patriots in throwing tea into Boston Harbor to protest tea taxes.
  24. 24. Key Events• First Continental Congress: In 1774, delegates from all the colonies met to discuss problems with England and to promote independence
  25. 25. Key Event• Battle of Lexington and Concord: This was the site of the first armed conflict of the Revolutionary war in 1775
  26. 26. Key Events• Approval of the Declaration of Independence: Colonies declared independence from England on July 4, 1776.
  27. 27. Key Events• Battle of Saratoga: The American victory in 1777 was a turning point in the war.
  28. 28. Key Events during the RevolutionSurrender at Yorktown:the American andFrench forces defeatedthe forces of LordCornwallis and markedthe end of theRevolutionary War.
  29. 29. Key Events during the Revolution• Signing of the Treaty of Paris: in 1783, Great Britain recognized American independence in this treaty.
  30. 30. Advantages that helped colonist win the Revolutionary War• Colonists’ defense of their own land, principles, and strong beliefs• Support from France and Spain• Strong leadership

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