Unit Two: Colonization to Revolution
Read Chapter 5, pp. 82 - 91 The American Pageant, Bailey, et al. Identify:
1. How democratic was colonial American society?
2. Why was colonial America becoming less equal?
Read Chapter 5, pp. 92 - 103, The American Pagaent, Bailey, et al.
The Great Awakening
Poor Richard's Almanac
John Peter Zenger
Colonial America (your personal view)
1. What were the causes of the Great Awakening?
2. What were the effects of the Great Awakening?
3. In what ways was colonial life attractive?
4. In what ways was colonial life tedious and dull?
Read Chapter 6, The American Pageant, Bailey, et al.
Identify: (Who/What? Why important?)
Kaskaskia, Cahokia, Vincennes
The War of Jenkins's Ear
Battle of Quebec
Proclamation of 1763
Answer the following questions:
1. If France instead of Britain had won the "duel for North America," would the thirteen colonies ever have been independent of Britain, or would they have been forced to stay within the empire for protection? Would Detroit, St. Louis, and New Orleans now be cities in "Canada" rather than in the US? 2. Should the French and Indian War be considered one of the causes of the American Revolution? Why or why not?
Read Chapter 7, pp. 121 - 129
Sugar Act of 1764
Stamp Act of 1765
Declaratory Act of 1766
Townshend Acts of 1767
Committees of Correspondence
1. Was the American Revolution inevitable? Could America have gradually and peacefully developed independence within the British commonwealth? 2. Were all the American grievances really justified, or were the British actually being more reasonable than most Americans have traditionally believed?
Read Chatper 7, pp129 - 140
Boston Tea Party
1st Continental Congress
Lexington and Concord
1. What was the American Revolution really about? amount of taxation? right of Parliament to tax? political corruption in Britain? virtue in America? right of a king to govern? a new sense of national identity? Was it really a revolution - a radical overturning of government and society? 2. In 1775, which side would a NEUTRAL observer have expected to win - Britain or the colonies? Why? 3. If you had been an African-American, free or slave, in 1776, would you have tried to back the Patriot cause or the Loyalist cause? Why?
Read Chapter 5 and 6 in The American Spirit (blue paperback) Choose one document to analyze using the format below in Unit One.
Read chapter 8, The American Pageant, pp. 142 - 151
Thomas Paine/Common Sense
Thomas Jefferson/Declaration of Independence
Richard Henry Lee
1. What was radical and new in the Declaration of Independence? 2. What did "all men are created equal" mean in 1776?
3. Describe the two parts of the Declaration of Independence. What are the differences between the first half and the last half?
Read The American Spirit, chapters 7 - 8, pp. 114 - 151. Choose one document to analyze using the format below.
Read Chapter 8, pp. 152 - 163 in The American Pagaent.
Battle of Trenton
John Paul Jones
Treaty of Paris
1. Did the Loyalists deserve to be persecuted and driven out of the country? 2. Is it important to...