Chapter 8: America Secedes from the Empire (1775-1783)
Unit 1 – Founding the New Nation
Textbook: The American Pageant, Bailey, Kennedy, and Cohen
Chapter 8 (pages 142-163)
Excerpt from Common...
What qualities in George Washington made him a good choice for commanding the revolutionary army? What were his most valuable contributions to independence?
Washington would lead the Patriots to a surprising victory over Great Britain. There are many qualities that made George Washington into the...
IDEAS HELP START A REVOLUTION
1. Examine efforts made to avoid bloodshed as the colonies hovered between war and peace.
2. Summarize the philosophical and political ideas of the Declaration of Independence.
3. Contrast the attitudes of Loyalists and Patriots.
01.07 Reading Log
1. Who is Samuel Adams? Why was his role important to the constitution? He was an American statesmen as well as a political philosopher. To help coordinate resistance to what he saw as the British government's attempts to violate the British Constitution at the expense of the colonies...
2.01 Revolutionary Ideas: Principles from the Past
What Ideas Shaped How the Colonists Thought About Government?
American colonists inherited most of their ideas and principles about government from Great Britain, the Enlightenment, and ancient history. The history of Ancient Greece and Rome inspired...
L. A. Douglas History 170 Study Guide # 1
When, from where, and how did the first humans arrive in North America?
- The ancestors or bearers of the Native Americans
What impact did the arrival of humans have on America?
What was maize and how did it impact Native American culture?
taking you through the first portion of the tour which displays the Declaration of Independence the most treasured document of the United States Of America. Raise your hand if you have been to the museum before? (Wait for responses)Ok, great-welcome back to you and welcome to all of our first time visitors...
African slaves on bottom
To create an aristocracy similar to Virginia
Colony divided – northern area was mostly small, backwoods farmers from V.A.
Did not rely on slaves
Much more populist than proprietors intended
1729 – colony divided into North and South Carolina
Restoration Colonies – New York
Paine in 1775–1776 was a pamphlet written that inspired the early colonists of the thirteen colonies to declare and fight for independence from the royal monarchy of Great Britain in the summer of 1776. Thomas Paine began writing Common Sense in late 1775 and was published on January 1, 1776 anonymously...
GVPT 377 Thought Piece 1
The Social Compact and its Influence on the American Cause
“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their...
The Declaration of Independence
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.-That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among...
I. Revolutionary Feelings Reach Their Peak
A. “Boston Tea Party”
1) When the tea act was passed many colonists became convinced that they were being tricked into paying taxes so they began boycotting British tea.
*2) Three British tea ships arrived in Boston harbor filled with tea.
This document was created when the American colonist decided to declare their independence from England. A committee of delegates selected from each colony was appointed to write the declaration at the Second Continental Congress. These men consisted of John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson...
The Declaration of Independence: A History
Nations come into being in many ways. Military rebellion, civil strife, acts of heroism, acts of treachery, a thousand greater and lesser clashes between defenders of the old order and supporters of the new--all these occurrences and more have marked the emergences...
need for independence and equality of life. The American creed which appears in the Declaration of Independence written by our great leaders has been a statement that we have seen reinforced over history by our most influential leaders. Some of these statements are the Declaration of Independence, the...
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3 Spanish Kingdoms - Aragon - Castille - Portugal
*Christopher Columbus (english name) 1451- 1506 Colon - given name born in Italy Colombo- spanish name Conversos- columbus's family orgigianlly jewish - Converted at some point - Columbus was born a christian
Describe the events that, between 1763 and 1776, led the American colonies to declareindependence from Britain. Do you think the break inevitable or not, and why?
With the end of the Seven Years War, Britain was triumphant and the colonies considered themselves part of that triumph. They were delighted...
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Hello children, welcome to the Museum of History. Now, who has ever heard of the Declaration of Independence? (waits for responses) Oh, great. Everyone. Now, does anyone know why we wanted independence? (waits for responses) Well, we wanted independence because American...
went to Greenland and New Finland (Canada)
30/50 years -- Canadian colony
exploration ended in 50/70 years
Reasons for Exploration
1. Trade: gold, silver, and spices
spices were used to put on rotten meat for flavoring
2. Convert heathens
Prester John -- "mystical missionary"...
and the Description and Significance of the People/Event(s) to American History in column C. See complete instructions in the Syllabus for the Module 1 assignment entitled, “Timeline Part I.” NOTE: The timeline project does not need to be submitted to turnitin.
NOTE: Please write your answers in a...