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U.S. History I--Revolution

Click here to check out an interactive global map of the Revolution era

Click here to see an interactive page about Daily Life in the Colonies

HISTORIC SITES:

Boston Massacre Site - We talked about the marker on a traffic island in class.  It seems there has been a make-over of the site since I visited.  Click to see the history of the Boston Massacre Site marker

KEY INDIVIDUALS:

King George III: British king during the Revolutionary era

Lord Cornwallis: British general who surrendered at Yorktown

John Adams: Championed the cause of independence

George Washington: Commander of the Continental Army

Thomas Jefferson: Major author of the Declaration of Independence

Patrick Henry: Outspoken member of the House of Burgesses; inspired colonial patriotism with his ―Give me liberty or give me death‖ speech

Benjamin Franklin: Prominent member of the Continental Congress; helped frame the Declaration of Independence; helped gain French support for American independence

Phillis Wheatley: Enslaved African American who wrote poems and plays supporting American independence and who eventually gained her freedom  (Click here to learn more)

Paul Revere: Patriot who made a daring ride to warn colonists of British arrival

KEY EVENTS:

Boston Massacre: Colonists in Boston were shot after taunting British soldiers.

Boston Tea Party: Samuel Adams and Paul Revere led patriots in throwing tea into Boston Harbor to protest tea taxes.

First Continental Congress: Delegates from all colonies except Georgia met to discuss problems with Great Britain and to promote independence.

 Battles at Lexington and Concord: The first armed conflicts of the Revolutionary War

Approval of the Declaration of Independence: The colonies declared independence from Great Britain (July 4, 1776).

Battle of Saratoga: This American victory was the turning point in the war.

Surrender at Yorktown: This was the colonial victory over forces of Lord Cornwallis that marked the end of the Revolutionary War.

Signing of the Treaty of Paris: Great Britain recognized American independence in this treaty.

 

DOCUMENTS:

Stamp Act Tea Act
Quartering Act Declatory Act
Townshend Act Declaration of Independence



CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE YOUSELF!

Click Here to play Liberty--The Road to Revolution

Click here to play For Crown or Colony

VIDEOS:

As the colonist's might have said, "It's too late to apologize!"

Not the best singing, but enjoy:

We're In A Revolution

More student revolution music video:

For testing purposes, the SOL's want you to know that many of the ideas in the Declaration of Independence came from European philosophers.  A key one is John Locke.  While beyond the SOL, here is a quick look at some of John Locke's philosophy:

Not in our SOL's but a nice music video about the Battle of Trenton:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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