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0The Colonists vs. King George III Declaring Independence
1Vocabulary Words grievance - another word for a complaint oppressed - subject to harsh treatmentparliament - the law making body in Great Britaintax - a fee charged by the government on a productunalienable rights - certain rights the government should protect: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness
3The colonists frustrations... The colonists felt oppressed by King George III.KG3 used the colonies as a source of income. This is called mercantilism.KG3 & Parliament did not allow the colonists to have a political voice.KG3 taxed the colonists. “Taxation without representation”
5Colonial Grievances1. Taxation without representation.2. King George III has absolute power over the colonies.3. The colonists were not allowed to have a political voice or speak out against King George III.4. Colonists were forced to “house” troops because of the Quartering Act.
6Colonial Grievances5. King George III allowed the colonists homes to be searched without a warrant.6. King George III did not allow the colonists to have a trial by a jury of peers.
7Declaring Independence July 1, 17761st Continental Congress met at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Members of the Continental Congress revised the rough draft that was written by Thomas Jefferson. (This took a few days)
8Declaring Independence July 4, 1776The Continental Congress officially adopted “The Declaration of Independence.”It would be August 2, 1776 until it was signed.
10Vocabulary tyrant - a bully ratify - to approve Patriot - colonist seeking freedom from KG3 & BritainLoyalists - person who wanted to stay loyal to KG3 & Britain during the American Revolutionamendment - to change or add to somethingConstitution - the laws that a country followsRevolution - to overthrow the government
11Parts of “The Declaration of Independence” Preamble:Why the Continental Congress drew up the Declaration
12Parts of “The Declaration of Independence” Declaration of Natural RightsLists certain rights that the government should protect. They are called unalienable rights.Life,Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
13Parts of “The Declaration of Independence” List of Grievances:The complaints by the colonists against the British government.Colonists singled out King George III.
14Parts of “The Declaration of Independence” Resolution of Indepdendence by the United States:Declares that the colonies are free and independent states that have to power to make war, form alliances and trade with other countries.
16Interesting Facts about The Constitution Oldest & Shortest Constitution in the world.Made up of 4400 words, excluding amendments.Pennsylvania was spelled differently on the original document. (Pensylvania)4 delegates who signed it were born in Ireland.Signed by 39 delegates.4 LARGE pages long
17Unit 2 Vocabulary Test in 5 minutes. Study please!!Unit 2 Vocabulary Test in 5 minutes.