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The Story So Far…. For Starters You need a notebook! 3 ring binder with loose leaf You need to bring your notebook everyday and takes notes every time.

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1 The Story So Far…

2 For Starters You need a notebook! 3 ring binder with loose leaf You need to bring your notebook everyday and takes notes every time Ms. Rogers says “We are taking notes” There will be notebook quizzes –Do you take notes when Ms. Rogers says to? –Is you notebook organized and dated? FANTASTICALLYThen you will do FANTASTICALLY well on your NB quizzes Warm-ups go in notebook, too, on your own paper –Date them and answer the questions so you know what is being asked (or copy question down)

3 The British settled the North American Continent –13 original colonies –New England, Middle colonies, Southern colonies The South becomes a slavery-dependent region with plantations (or large farms) –Slaves imported from Africa –Some indentured servants used in Virginia Whereas the North and Middle colonies are more manufacturing, fishing, and small-scale farming based economies DO NOW: On your notes sheets, list the major characteristics of the New England, Middle and Southern colonies

4 A period of time known as the “Enlightenment” takes root in Europe in the 1700s Spreads to America Ideals of liberty, right to property, etc. Philosopher John Locke write about “natural rights” (rights to liberty, life, property) Thomas Jefferson eventually borrows Locke’s Ideas to draft the:

5 French and Indian War The English and French go to war with one another over land in North America The French lose a good chunk of land as a result of the war The British then have a huge empire in North America but have spent a lot of $$ on the war In 1763 the King of England issues the Proclamation of 1763 DO NOW: Why did Britain issue the Proclamation of 1763? What did it say? How did the American colonists feel about it? (answer all 3 questions on your notes sheet)

6 The Beginning of the Revolution Remember! The British were now “poor” thanks to the French and Indian War,so what do they do? DO NOW: What do you think the British began doing in the late 1760s through 1770s that angered the colonists?

7 Tensions Rising The American colonist became increasingly frustrated with the British –The Stamp Act –The Quartering Act –The Townshend Acts –The Tea Act –The Intolerable Acts (response to Boston Tea Party) Increasing British troop presence to “watch-over” American colonists

8 Tensions between American Colonists and the British Fill in any missing blanks and answer these questions: American protestors are killed by British Soldiers in the ___________ ___________ in March of 1770 The __________ _______ passed by English Parliament taxes things such as newspapers and playing cards. Colonists were angry. The Proclamation of__________ says that colonists may not settle west of the Appalachian Mts Colonial “Minutemen” and British soldiers clash in the first armed conflict of the Revolutionary War at Lexington and Concord What sort of feelings did British policies evoke from the colonists? What period of time/philosophical movement inspired Americans to feel this way? In 1773, England passes the Tea Act, which creates a monopoly on tea. The colonists respond by having the _____________ _____ __________. Their punishment is the ________________ _________ The Quartering Act: 1767 The Townshend Acts:

9 Road to Revolution The First Continental Congress meets in 1774 after the Intolerable Acts are passed Congress issues a Declaration of Rights calling for a removal of British troops from colonies and repeal of the Intolerable Acts –(Petition to the King) Agreed to boycott British goods Formed militias (“minutemen”)

10 Road to Revolution Not long after the First Continental Congress, British soldiers and American minutemen face-off in the first armed conflict of the Revolutionary War: Lexington and Concord (April 1775) –The British had planned a surprise attack on colonist to capture colonial weapons that had been stock piled in Concord –Americans surprised the British in Lexington, on the way to Concord, and despite being outnumbered, held their own in the skirmish –Known as the “shot heard ‘round the world”

11 War! With the conflict at Lexington and Concord, colonial leaders knew they need to meet again: Second Continental Congress (May 1775) Created official “Continental Army” –Leader: George Washington (French & Indian War general) Created two opposing documents: 1.“Olive Branch Petition” 2.A Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking up Arms (hmm, sounds familiar?)

12 War! King George III rejects the olive branch petition Thomas Jefferson (Virginia lawyer) finishes the Declaration of Independence –(Important: See Ms. Rogers if you did NOT cover the Dec. of Independence in your class yet)

13 Why did the Americans win? More to lose! What would have happened had they lost? Knew the land French help! After an American victory at the Battle of Saratoga –Ben Franklin’s mad diplomatic skillz

14 Treaty of Paris 1783 Britain recognizes U.S. as a sovereign nation Gives them the land we see here (in pink) –To Mississippi River Loyalists essentially “forgiven” Britain recognizes U.S. as a sovereign nation Gives them the land we see here (in pink) –To Mississippi River


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