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1 Causes of the Revolution Social Studies Unit 5 Lesson 4

2 Lesson 4  Big Question: Who caused change in the colonies?  Main Ideas:  James Otis was one of the earliest colonists to speak out against British rule.  Patriots worked to increase communication in the colonies.  Adams and Washington held strong principles.  Jefferson and Franklin helped draft the Declaration of Independence.

3 Key Terms & People  Orator: someone who gives speeches.

4 James Otis  Patriot who protested British violations of American rights.  Was one of the Massachusetts delegates to the Stamp Act Congress in 1765.

5 Patrick Henry  Southern leader during the American Revolution who is best known for his speeches.  Declared “Give me liberty or give me death!” in  Served as the first elected governor of Virginia and helped draw up the state’s constitution in  Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death! Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death!

6 John Adams  Patriot, early American leader, and second President of the United States.  Spoke out against the unfairness of the Stamp Act in 1765 and the Townshend Acts in  Defended British soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre.

7 Textbook Answers 1.Effect: Colonists listened to and agreed with Otis’s views. 2.Possible Answer: Both men helped unite colonists in the cause of independence. 3.Fighting in the French and Indian War. 4.Jefferson owned a plantation. Franklin was a publisher and scientist. 5.Summary: James Otis fought against an unfair law. Patrick Henry spoke out against British rule. John Adams spoke out against British laws, and George Washington served as commander of the Continental Army. Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin helped write the Declaration of Independence.

8 Timeline in Lesson  1776: Thomas Jefferson and others write the Declaration of Independence.

9 Worksheet Answers CauseEffect James Otis spoke out against unfair taxation. Colonists agreed with Otis. Samuel Adams helped create the Committees of Correspondence. Colonists became united for independence. John Adams felt everyone had the right to a fair trial. John Adams defended British soldiers in a trial.

10 Worksheet Answers 2. Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin. 3. Possible Answer: Patrick Henry was an orator who convinced many Virginians to oppose the Stamp Act. He helped unite the colonists in the cause of independence. 4. In the French and Indian War, Washington had fought in the British Army. However, he later became the commander of the Continental Army, opposing the British in the American revolution.

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