Image Impact of the Individual In 1765, your colonist neighbors are enraged by Britain’s attempt to tax them without their consent. Everyone will be affected by the tax. There are protests all over the colonies. Would you join the protest?
Does the government have the right to tax without the consent of the people? What is the best way to show opposition to policies you consider unjust? Is there anything to be gained by protesting? Anything to be lost?
To World 1776 Declaration of Independence Map 1775 Battles of Lexington and Concord 1774 Intolerable Acts; First Continental Congress 1773 Boston Tea Party Image 1770 Boston Massacre 1767 Townshend Acts enacted 1765 Stamp Act passed 1763 Proclamation of 1763
Back to Home Back to U.S. 1774 Reign of Louis XVI begins 1773 Captain Cook explores South Pacific 1769 Spanish settle California 1765 Chinese invade Burma 1763 Treaty of Paris
Main Idea Americans saw British efforts to tax them and increase control over the colonies as a violation of their rights. Why It Matters Now Colonial protest was the first step on the road to American independence.
Quartering Act in 1765 Sugar Act in 1764 Stamp Act in 1765 Conflict Areas Between Colonists and Britain Illegal Search Warrants What were points of conflict?
Why did the Proclamation of 1763 anger the colonists? How did the colonies react to the Stamp Act? What was the goal of Secret Societies?
Analyzing Points of View What were the two sides in the debate over British taxation on the colonies? Think About how Parliament viewed the colonies what concerned the colonists about taxes Back to Home
Main Idea Many Americans began to organize to oppose British policies. Why It Matters Now Americans continue to protest what they view as wrongs and injustices.
What are the most significant events described in this section? 1773 Boston Tea Party 1773 Tea Act1770 Boston Massacre1768 British soldiers arrive in Boston 1767 Townshend Acts
Why did colonists oppose the Townshend Acts? Why were British troops sent to Boston? What prompted the Boston Tea Party?
Drawing Conclusions Do you think colonial outrage over the Boston Massacre was justified? Think About how British troops were taunted whether troops have the right to fire on citizens Back to Home
Main Idea The tensions between Britain and the colonies lead to armed conflict in Massachusetts. Why It Matters Now Americans at times still find themselves called upon to fight for their principles.
What were the events that led to revolution? Intolerable Acts First Continental Congress Troop Training REVOLUTION Battles of Lexington and Concord
Why did Britain pass the Intolerable Acts? Who took part in the First Continental Congress? What was the Midnight Ride?
Supporting Opinions Do you think the fighting between Britain and the colonies could have been avoided? Think About Britain’s attitude toward the colonies colonial feelings about Britain Back to Home
Main Idea Fighting between American and British troops led the colonies to declare their independence. Why It Matters Now The United States of America was founded at this time.
Image List the colonial views for and against independence. American blood had been spilled Wanted a more representative government Many colonists still felt they were British Continued loyalty to the British king Reasons for Independence Reasons Against Independence
What challenges did George Washington face in forming an army? What forced the British to leave Boston? What was Common Sense?
Drawing Conclusions Why did it take colonists so long to declare war? Think About the colonists’ British traditions the risk of revolution Back to Home
1 How did relations change between Britain and the colonies after the Seven Years’ War? 2 Why did Britain try to tax the colonies? 3 Why did the colonists cry, “No taxation without representation”? 4 How did the colonists protest the Townshend Acts? 5 How was the Boston Massacre used for propaganda purposes?
6 How did the committees of correspondence help keep people informed? 7 Why was the First Continental Congress held? 8 What was the Midnight Ride? 9 What was the Battle of Bunker Hill? 10 What was the core idea of the Declaration of Independence?
Sequencing Events Proclamation of 1763 Declaration Act 1766 Boston Massacre 1770 Tea Act 1773 Boston Tea Party 1773 First Continental Congress 1774 Battles of Lexington and Concord 1775 Second Continental Congress 1775 Declaration of Independence 1776 Stamp Act 1765 Townshend Acts 1767 Intolerable Acts 1774 Back to Home
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