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The Declaration of Independence is BEST described as A. A description of a new institutional framework for democratic government B. A formal announcement of war between Great Britain and the Americans C. An explanation of why the colonies were dissolving political connections to Britain D. A statement that the United States would not become entangled in foreign affairs The social contract theories of John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau hold that the power to govern comes from the A. Use of force. B. Religious leaders. C. Governed. D. Wealthy. Which intellectual movement provided the philosophical background for both the American and French Revolutions? A. The Renaissance. B. The Reformation. C. The Enlightenment. D. The Royal Society
• SSUSH 3 The student will explain the primary causes of the American Revolution. • a. Explain how the end of Anglo-French imperial competition as seen in the French and Indian • War and the 1763 Treaty of Paris laid the groundwork for the American Revolution. • b. Explain colonial response to such British actions as the Proclamation of 1763, • the Stamp Act, and the Intolerable Acts as seen in Sons and Daughters of • Liberty and Committees of Correspondence. • c. Explain the importance of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense to the movement • for independence. • SSUSH 4 The student will identify the ideological, military, and diplomatic aspects • of the American Revolution. • • a. Explain the language, organization, and intellectual sources of the Declaration Of Independence; include the writing of John Locke and the role of Thomas Jefferson. b. Explain the reason for and significance of the French alliance and foreign assistance and the roles of Benjamin Franklin and the Marquis de Lafayette. c. Analyze George Washington as a military leader; include the creation of a professional military and the life of a common soldier, and describe the significance of the crossing of the Delaware River and Valley Forge.
• • • • Battle of Saratoga Natural Rights Battle of Yorktown Thomas Jefferson George Washington Declaration of Independence French and Indian War La Marquis de Lafayette Navigation Acts Benjamin Franklin Stamp Act Valley Forge Boston Tea Party Lord Cornwallis Intolerable Acts Thomas Paine Quartering Common Sense Sons and Daughters of Liberty Committee of Correspondence Liberty Tree Treaty of Paris Continental Army Proclamation of 1763 French Alliance Crossing the Delaware John Locke Contract Theory
Revolutionary War Museum Exhibit. The students are to choose from a list of people and events from the Revolutionary War and create an informational sign that advertises for the exhibit. The student will choose 2 events and 1 person to feature. The sign will include a title, and explanation, and an illustration.