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2.2: Independence & the American Revolution Follow along in the student packet: “Content students MUST KNOW to be successful on the GHSGT” (pg. 37-38) Click Here
The American Revolution was inspired by the Enlightenment: John Locke—all men are born with natural rights that cannot be taken away & citizens can revolt from tyrannical gov’ts Montesquieu—power should not be in the hands of one king Thomas Paine’s Common Sense argued for colonial independence
Declaration of Independence IN CONGRESS, JULY __, 1776 The _____________ Declaration of the thirteen united States of America When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to ___________ the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the ______ which impel them to the separation. causes dissolve Independence 4
Declaration of Independence We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created ______, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of ________. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the _______________, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the _________ of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. equal happiness governed right
The group responsible for the Boston Tea Party Speed! 1. Native Americans 2. The 1 st Continental Congress 3. The Sons of Liberty 4. The Founding Fathers
The act that closed the port of Boston and imposed military rule on all of Massachusetts 1. The Sugar Act 2. The Stamp Act 3. The Quartering Act 4. The Intolerable Acts Speed!
The British enacted the “Intolerable Acts” in reaction to 1. The Boston Massacre 2. The Boston Tea Party 3. Lexington and Concord 4. The colonial boycott of British goods Speed!
A law passed by Parliament that required colonist to pay a tax on most printed materials 1. The Sugar Act 2. The Navigation Acts 3. The Stamp Act 4. The Proclamation of 1763
Many American colonists believed the Stamp Act (1765) represented a form of 1. taxation without representation 2. colonial self- government. 3. compromise with the British Parliament. 4. limitation on international trade.
Why did the British attempt to raise taxes in the colonies? 1. They needed to pay for the French and Indian War. 2. They needed to fight the threat from Napoleon. 3. Money was needed to finance colonial social programs. 4. Money was needed to pay for Native American territory.
The following was set-up to facilitate communication between the colonies 1. The 1 st Continental Congress 2. The 2 nd Continental Congress 3. Committees of Correspondence 4. House of Burgesses
Committees of correspondence would have been most devoted to which of the following? 1) Raising tobacco 2) Enforcing the Stamp Act 3) Protecting the king’s reputation 4) Encouraging colonial protest against England