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Warm-Up If someone were to ask you, “What are you?” Would you say, you’re American? Or Mexican? Or Mexican-American? Or Philipino? How would you describe yourself? Example: Although I was born here, I consider myself to be… Mexican. I don’t consider myself to be American because I feel more Mexican. I am surrounded by my culture so much that it has replaced anything American in me.
Warm-Up (Just copy the RED question) What does it mean to be a good citizen? Explain. Is he/she someone who follows the rules or laws at all times? Or is he/she someone who will stand up for what is right, despite what the law says?
Turning Things Upside-down The American Revolution
1. British Empire A. The British Empire stretched across the world B. Most powerful Royal Navy at the time C. Dominated in global trade D. Won Seven Years War (French and Indian War) E. Used slavery
2. King George III A. King of British Empire B. Placed friends in Parliament C. Had 15 kids D. Suffered mental illness E. Lost American colonies
3. 13 American-British Colonies The British Perspective A. King George = Dad B. 13 Colonies = Kids
13 American-British Colonies The American Perspective A. King George = Tyrant (unfair absolute ruler) B. 13 Colonies = Oppressed (carried burdens)
4. Reasons to Revolt A. American colonists feared the increase of taxes on stamps, sugar, paint, glass, paper, shoes, tea. B. “No taxation without representation!” C. Stamp Act repealed, but then Parliament passes Declaratory Act.
5. Reasons to Revolt A. Colonists were not allowed to move into western territory. B. Colonists were forced to house and feed British troops. C. Navigation Act D. Boston Tea Party E. Boston Massacre
6. The American Colonists Educated colonists (Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson) read about philosophers like Locke and Rousseau. Enlightenment ideas were used to form the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.
7. Forms of Protest Locke’s idea of revolting against an unjust government spread like fire Colonists had secret meetings to discuss reform (and later revolt), marches, boycotts, riots, and wrote protest music.