2Declaring Independence of England Page 27Lesson 9Declaring Independence of England
3ESSENTIAL QUESTION LEARNING TARGETS: R 27 Lesson 9: Declaring Independence of England27RESSENTIAL QUESTIONWhat was “the last straw” that ended the relationship between Britain and the colonies?LEARNING TARGETS:I can explain the idiom “the last straw.”I can identify and describe the key events that the colonies saw as the “last straw” and led to the Declaration of Independence.
4WARM UP L 26 “That was the last straw!” Explain the phrase. Lesson 9: Declaring Independence of EnglandL26WARM UP“That was the last straw!”Explain the phrase.Now, describe a situation in which this statement was true for you.“The Last Straw”The last in a series of unpleasant or undesirable eventsthat makes you unable to accept a situation any longer.What do you think was the “last straw” that provoked the colonists to end their relationship with Britain?Lesson 9Events that finally led to colonists cutting their ties with BritainLesson 10Analyze the Declaration of Independence which announced this breakLesson 11How United States succeeded in breaking away from Britain
5Key Vocabulary to add to Flashcard List (43-45) Lesson 9: Declaring Independence of EnglandKey Vocabulary to add to Flashcard List (43-45)VOCABtraitorCommon SenseThe Declaration of Independence
6Read Introduction – 6.1 Page 107 Lesson 9: Declaring Independence of EnglandRead Introduction – 6.1Page 107Which important events might convince “reluctant rebels”to declare their independence from Britain?40 %40 %20 %For RebellionAgainst RebellionBlood had been spilledWanted a new kind of governmentStill felt BritishLoyal to king
7What do you think is happening? Lesson 9: Declaring Independence of EnglandL26Previewing theGraphic OrganizerWhat do you see?What do you think is happening?
8We will complete Section 6.2 together as an example. Lesson 9: Declaring Independence of England27RAttach theGraphic OrganizerRemember, when you have completed a section, I must check each explanation and symbol BEFORE you may read the next section.As you read each section, complete that section of the Graphic Organizer – explanation and symbol.We will complete Section 6.2 together as an example.The Battle of Bunker Hill weakenedthe tiesAs you read pages 108 through 113, identify and describe the events which led to the colonies breaking away from England.6.3 On the Eveof Independence6.4 Thomas JeffersonDrafts a Declaration6.5 The Final Break6.2 The War Beginsbetween the colonies and Britain because…
9explanation and symbol. Lesson 9: Declaring Independence of EnglandThe Battle of Bunker Hill weakenedthe ties6.3 On the Eveof Independence6.4 Thomas JeffersonDrafts a Declaration6.5 The Final Break6.2 The War Beginsbetween the colonies and Britain because…As you read each section, complete that section of the Graphic Organizerexplanation and symbol.We will complete Section 6.2 together as an example.
10Video on the Second Continental Congress Lesson 9: Declaring Independence of EnglandVideo on the Second Continental CongressVideo on Bunker HillPage 108Page 1096.2 The War BeginsThe Battle of Bunker Hillweakened the ties betweenthe colonies and Britain because…The Siege of Boston weakened the tiesbetween the colonies and Britain becauseit showed the spirit of the colonial army and that the army could inflict damage to the British.it proved that the colonial army could defeat the British.
116.3 On the Eve of Independence Lesson 9: Declaring Independence of EnglandVideo on Olive Branch PetitionVideo on Common SensePage 1106.3 On the Eve of IndependenceThe Olive Branch Petition weakened the ties between the colonies and Britain becauseit showed many colonists that peaceful means would not convince the king to meet the colonists’ needs.Thomas Paine’s Common Sense weakened the ties between the colonies and Britain becauseit convinced colonists, specifically the “common people,” that they needed freedom from Britain.
126.4 Thomas Jefferson Drafts a Declaration Lesson 9: Declaring Independence of EnglandVideo on IndependencePage6.4 Thomas Jefferson Drafts a DeclarationDrafting the Declaration ofIndependence weakened the tiesbetween the colonies and Britain becausethe Declaration was a clear statement of the reasons the colonists should be independent.
13Lesson 9: Declaring Independence of England Page 1126.5 The Final BreakSigning the Declaration of Independence weakened the ties between the colonies and Britain becausethis announced to Britain that the colonies would no longer be ruled by the king and that the colonists would give up their lives for freedom.
14The colonies’ break with England was NOT the result of a SINGLE EVENT Lesson 9: Declaring Independence of EnglandThe colonies’ break with England was NOT the result of a SINGLE EVENTbut the culmination of a series of events in which failure to compromise results in conflict.HOWEVER, with the tie severed,what is the price of freedom?“We must all hang together.Or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.”Benjamin Franklin
15WRAP-UP L The Price of Freedom The Price of Freedom 26 The example Lesson 9: Declaring Independence of EnglandWRAP-UPL26The Price of FreedomThe Price of FreedomOur gratitude is deepened when we remember the price others paid to help obtain freedom. In the United States, one such person was Richard Stockton.Stockton was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. He was a prominent lawyer and wealthy landowner. Because he supported the war efforts, he and his family were driven from their home. That home was sacked and burned. Stockton was imprisoned for several years and subjected to harsh treatment that broke his health. He died a pauper at the age of 51. Yet few Americans remember this hero who paid such a high price for the cause of liberty. His sacrifice is largely forgotten.The exampleof Richard StocktonWhat is the BEST way to remember the sacrifices of individuals for the freedom we enjoy today?