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1 The American Revolution Essential Question: Explain the causes and effects of the American Revolution.Essential Question: Explain the causes and effects of the American Revolution. Set up your Cornell Notes!

2 Frontier Life Less extreme class divisions than in Europe.Less extreme class divisions than in Europe. − Promoted the idea of equality among white, property-owning men.

3 Colonialism Britain used the colonies as a source for raw materials and a market for British goods. −T−T−T−Taxed Tarring and Feathering a tax collector

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5 French & Indian War ( ) British gained French territory in North America.British gained French territory in North America. War costs and defending new territory indebted Britain.War costs and defending new territory indebted Britain. British Parliament (legislature) taxed the colonies.British Parliament (legislature) taxed the colonies.

6 Join or die, by Benjamin Franklin

7 The Boston Massacre, by Paul Revere

8 Revolutionary War, France & Spain allied with the U.S. against their old foe Britain.France & Spain allied with the U.S. against their old foe Britain. Natives and slaves largely sided with Britain.Natives and slaves largely sided with Britain. U.S. fought a guerrilla war under George Washington’s shrewd leadership.U.S. fought a guerrilla war under George Washington’s shrewd leadership.

9 Early U.S. Gov Confederation: loose union of states with a weak central gov’t.Confederation: loose union of states with a weak central gov’t. Ineffective & soon abandoned.Ineffective & soon abandoned. − Unable to tax.

10 Constitution 1787 Federal System: Split between national & state gov’ts.Federal System: Split between national & state gov’ts. Republic: elected leaders.Republic: elected leaders. Bill of Rights: protecting natural rights.Bill of Rights: protecting natural rights.

11 Effects of the Rev. Created the most liberal, democratic, and commercial nation in the West.Created the most liberal, democratic, and commercial nation in the West. Promoted egalitarian thinking.Promoted egalitarian thinking. Inspired revolutions around the world.Inspired revolutions around the world.

12 Re-engage with your C. Notes. Chunk main ideasChunk main ideas Highlight key phrasesHighlight key phrases Create two higher-level questionsCreate two higher-level questions − Think like a teacher SummarizeSummarize − Answer the essential question. Address each chunk in one-two sentences.

13 Assignment ELT: Evaluate the historical development and impact of political thought.ELT: Evaluate the historical development and impact of political thought. − ? Describe the process of creating a governing document. The Social Contract ClassroomThe Social Contract Classroom − Critical Thinking Activity

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