Presentation on theme: "Lesson: The American Revolution"— Presentation transcript:
1Lesson: The American Revolution Objective: Students compare and contrast the Glorious Revolution of England, the American Revolution, and the French Revolution and their enduring effects worldwide on the political expectations for self- government and individual liberty.By the end of the lesson you will know the government, problems, people, events and documents important to the American Revolution. You will also explain its influence on individual liberty and self government.Materials:-Retrieval Chart-Text-Computer and LCD (or other monitor)-Engaged/Curious minds
2Quickwrite- Were the American colonists justified in revolting against their government and their king, King George III? Explain.Please write your response in your notebook; I will not collect.When you finish, please take out your retrieval chart for notes on the American Revolution.Do you have any questions about the homework or current events?
3Studying Revolutions- As we compare the Glorious, American, French and Latin American Revolutions, we will consider the following for each. Recall our previous lessons.
4Government Before the Revolution: What kind of government did they have before the revolution? Was it an autocracy, a monarchy, a democracy, an oligarchy or an aristocracy? Or was it something else?
5Government prior to the American Revolution. The American colonies were colonies of Great Britain (English colonies in America). As such they were under English law. King George III was kingThe government in England was a constitutional monarchy (the king and the parliament share power).
6Problems/Concerns:Were there social, political, economic or natural problems contributing to the situation?
7Problems/Concerns:Were there social, political, economic or natural problems contributing to the American Revolution?There were many things the colonies were upset about.Trade restrictionsLoss of personal rightsTaxesAbuse of authorityLink to Web- must have web connection
8Sam Adams- Sons of Liberty What are the names and characteristics of the people involved? Do the personalities and policies of the people contribute to the revolution?Louis XIVSam Adams- Sons of LibertyGeorge III (England)
9What are the names and characteristics of the people involved What are the names and characteristics of the people involved? Do the personalities and policies of the people contribute to the American Revolution?George III wanted more power.Sons of Liberty- a group of colonial rebels organized to oppose England (Patrick Henry, Sam Adams, Doctor Warren, Paul Revere)John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton- Political leaders tried to persuade others why the Revolution is necessary and winable.
11Tarring and Feathering colonial governors. Shot Heard 'Round the World Dramatic Events- Actions or ViolenceBoston MassacreBoston Tea PartyTarring and Feathering colonial governors.Shot Heard 'Round the WorldYoutube Song
12New Governments Formed- Was a new government formed as a result of the revolution?
13New Governments Formed- Was a new government formed as a result of the American Revolution? The United States of America is formed. It is a Democratic-Republic (the people vote for representatives to the national government).13 individual states operate as a federation (a group with similar goals).
14Documents and Their Importance: What important documents were written or published during the revolution and what is their legacy (why were they or are they important)?
15Documents and Their Importance: What important documents were written or published during the revolution and what is their legacy (why were they or are they important)?Declaration of Independence- "All men are CREATED equal." "The right to govern is granted by the PEOPLE."Constitution of the United States of America- "We the people of the United States "The Constitution stipulates the responsibilities of the different branches of government (legislative, executive and judicial) as well as the rights of the people (Bill of Rights).
16What was the Revolution's influence on individual liberty (freedom) and self-government (ability or expectation that man can and will govern himself)?
17What was the Revolution's influence on individual liberty (freedom) and self- government (ability or expectation that man can and will govern himself)?Americans are all held to a rule by law, and no one is above the law.America is a democratic republic- a government in which elected officials represent the desires of the people.Americans have rights that allow them to free speech, religion, and trial by jury.
18QuickwriteDraw a venn diagram and compare the American Rev. to the Glorious Revolution.AmericanGlorious