Events Leading to the American Revolution U.S History
Subject: • 8th grade Social Studies Topic: • The events that led to the American Revolution. Objectives: • Students will be able to explain how England provoked the American revolution. Procedures: • Read through the PowerPoint • Watch both videos on events leading to the American revolution • Complete Evaluation Evolution: • Two Pre assessment • Three question quiz at the end of the PowerPoint. The Lesson Plan:
Table of Content Proclamation of 1763 Tea Act The Problem Events Leading to the American Revolution: Part 2 Intolerable Acts Stamp Act Quartering Acts French Indian War Townshend Act Events Leading to the American Revolution: Part 1 Quebec Act Sugar Act
The Problem • The British exercised a lot of control over the colonies. • England ratified laws that prevented the colonist from living free and independent lives. • Many colonist citizens felt stifled. • The restraints England's parliament created put a damper on how the colonist made money and how they survived. Video: 1
The Intolerable Acts • Sugar Act • Stamp Act • Townshend Act • Tea Act • Quartering Acts • Quebec Act • French Indian War • Proclamation of 1763 The British Government passed a series of laws or acts these laws are: Video: 1
Events Leading to the American Revolution: Part 1 Quiz 1 Quiz 2: Video:2
Taxation without Representation refers to the colonist being taxed by the French, unwillingly. Quiz 1: True False
Incorrect:Although, the colonist were taxed unwillingly, it was not the French who taxed them it was the British.
Correct: The colonist were being taxed by the British not the French. Video:2
French Indian War (1754-1763) • The British and the French fought over the land in America. • This started in 1754 and lasted until 1763. • The war was referred to as the “Seven Year War.” • A lot of Indians fought on the side of the French. • Of course the colonists fought along side the British. • In the end ,the French lost the war. • France lost Canada and all of the French territory east of the Mississippi River except New Orleans. • The French War help the colonist realize they no longer needed the British Army for protection. For TimeLine click the Picture
Quiz 2: The French and Indian War was fought because: a. The colonist destroyed Indian territory b. The French taxed goods, like paper and sugar. d. The British and the French fought over the land in America.
Incorrect: For the correct Answer Review The French and Indian War or Events Leading to the American Revolution Part:1
Sugar Act of 1964 • The Sugar Act of 1764 that put a three-cent tax on foreign sugar. • This increased the cost of other goods such as: coffee, indigo, and wine. • It prohibited imports of rum and French wines. • This affected the colonist who owned shops selling these goods. • Again, the colonist were not informed about these taxes.
Proclamation of 1764 • In 1763, a royal decree was issued it prohibited colonists from establishing or maintaining land west of an imaginary line running near the Appalachian Mountains. • This act helped England: • control the colonist interactions with Native Americans. • And prevent the colonist from moving west. • This was another attempt from England, to control the colonies.
Stamp Act (1765) • The British government, made all American colonists pay a tax on all printed paper. • Like: legal documents, licenses, newspapers, other publications, cards, and any other paper used for print. • The money collected by the Stamp Act was used to help pay defenses for the American border near the Appalachian Mountains • Colonist interpreted it as a direct attempt by England to raise money, using the colonies, without the approval of the colonies legislators. • The colonist felt that they were being taxed without Representation, and they would continue to be taxed with out representation.
Townshend Act of 1767 • Charles Townshend, Chancellor of the Exchequer, wanted to strengthen the British governments control over the colonist. • He persuaded Parliament to pass a chain of laws creating new taxes for the colonists to pay. • These laws included special taxes on lead, paint, paper, glass and tea imported by colonists.
Tea Act of 1773 • The Tea Act of 1773 was a law that forced all Americans to by their tea from the East India Company. Thus allowing, the company to monopolize and exploit the colonist . • The American colonists saw this law as another way of "taxation without representation.“ • The colonist couldn’t buy tea form any local stores They couldn't buy tea from any local merchants because they would be charged extra.. • This was the situation in Boston that led to the Boston Tea Party.
Quartering Acts of 1774 • The Quartering Act was an act passed by British Parliament. • The 1765 Quartering Act was passed to ensure that British soldiers were being properly cared in the colonies. • Colonist were forced to provide housing, food and drinks for British soldiers. • The colonist were not getting paid to take care of the soldiers • The colonist were offended because they were not given a choice, again, and if they did not comply there would be consequences.
Quebec Act of 1774 • In 1774 Quebec Act was passed by the British Parliament . • It gave the French Canadians complete religious freedom and restored the French. • The Colonies were upset because this act abolished many of the Western claims to the province of Quebec and part of the Ohio and Mississippi River.
What Have You Learned? Answer theses questions and see how well you do. Question: 2 Question 3: Question 1:
Question 1: Which of the following, is not an item that were taxed by the British: • Tea • Paper • Sugar • Meat
Correct! Question 3: Question 1: Question 2: DONE
Question 2: The Stamp Act was passed in what year : • 1765 • 1773 • 1764 • 1766
Question 3: Which of the following prevented the colonist from moving west past the Appalachian Mountains: • The Stamp Act of 1765 • The Quartering Act of 1774 • The Proclamation of 1754 • The Quebec Act of 1774
Work Cited Events Leading to the American Revolution Part:1. (2010, March 21). [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tk70gWluJWs Events Leading to the American Revolution Part:1. (2010, March 21). [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbakxf5ao_c Social Studies for Kids. Social Studies for Kids . Retrieved from: http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/wwww/us/teaactdef.htm The Sons of Liberty and the Boston Tea Party. [Video file]/ Retrieved from: http://www.history.com/videos/the-sons-of-liberty-and-the-boston-tea-party