Declaration of Independence

 How
did the actions of the groups listed on
pages 52 & 53 contribute to the crisis of 1763 –
(British Gov’t)
 Do vocab for homework in glossary:
• Bill of Rights
• Amendment
• Congress
• Constitution
• Executive Branch
• Federal Government
• Judicial Branch
• Legislative Branch
• Supreme Court
 Study vocab for quiz on Friday!
 T-chart
of cause and effect from 5.4, pg. 54.
 Explain what the “cause was” before
explaining the effect
Olive Branch Petition
Common Sense
 With
a partner, look
over the Declaration
of Independence
(Pgs 804-807)
 Locate the
grievances the
colonists had against
King George III
Grievances (problems) before The
American Revolution
Proclamation Line of
Sugar Act of
Stamp Act of
Declaratory Act of
Townshend Acts of
Quartering Acts/
“ Boston Massacre”
Tea Act of
Intolerable or Coercive Acts of 1774
How/where were the problems
addressed in Declaration of
he has waged cruel war against human nature itself,
violating it’s most sacred rights of life & liberty in the
persons of a distant people who never offended him,
captivating & carrying them into slavery in another
hemisphere, or to incur miserable death in their
transportation thither. this piratical warfare, the opprobrium
of infidel powers, is the warfare of the CHRISTIAN king of
Great Britain. determined to keep open a market where
MEN should be bought & sold, he has prostituted his
negative for suppressing every legislative attempt to
prohibit or to restrain this execrable commerce: and that this
assemblage of horrors might want no fact of distinguished
die, he is now exciting those very people to rise in arms
among us, and to purchase that liberty of which he has
deprived them, by murdering the people upon whom he
also obtruded them; thus paying off former crimes
committed against the liberties of one people, with crimes
which he urges them to commit against the lives of another.
 British Advantage 1776
• Professional army
• Mercenaries
 The Americans get off to
a Shaky Start
 Military Strategies evolve
• Defensive war
 Victory
at Saratoga 1777 (Hi France )
 Valley Forge 1777-78
 The War Shifts to the South
• Guerilla Warfare
• Battle of Yorktown 1781- surrender!!
 Treaty
of Paris 1783