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Rebellion in Colonial America. Objective: To learn about the influence of rebellion in the colonies to better understand the actions of the Founding Fathers in writing the Declaration of Independence. . Before the Declaration of Independence. Rebellions Bacon’s Rebellion, 1676.

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Rebellion in Colonial America

Objective: To learn about the influence of rebellion in the colonies to better understand the actions of the Founding Fathers in writing the Declaration of Independence.


Before the Declaration of Independence

  • Rebellions

    • Bacon’s Rebellion, 1676


Bacon’s Declaration

  • What brought all of these people together?

    • Bacon’s Declaration, July 1676

      • Read Bacon’s Declaration with a partner. Summarize the 8 sections in the Declaration, and what will happen if the demands are not met.

    • Vocabulary to help you with the reading:

      • Magistrate: a civil officer charged with the administration of the law, such as a minor judicial officer (Justice of the Peace) or the judge of a police court.

      • Countermanded: to revoke or cancel.

      • Confederacy: an alliance between persons, parties, states, etc., for some purpose.

      • Pernicious councilors: Harmful council members


Causes for the Rebellion

  • Indians

  • The aristocracy

  • Map: “America septentrionalis” by Hondius,1640.


What does Bacon’s Rebellion tell us about Colonial America?

  • The people involved

    • Indentured Servants

    • Example of a contract:

      “I, ___ ,of ___, do firmly oblige myself as a faithful and obedient servant in all things whatsoever, to serve and dwell with ___ according to the laws and customs and orders for servants in Carolina.”

      “The said ___ providing for his servant all such necessaries in the time of his/her service and at the expiration of the term as the laws oblige masters to perform to their servants.”


What does Bacon’s Rebellion tell us about Colonial America?

  • Slaves

  • Indians


Separation of the people

  • Racism and class

  • Development of the middle class


1776

  • “Around 1776, certain important people in the English colonies made a discovery that would prove enormously useful for the next two hundred years. They found that by creating a nation, a symbol, a legal unity called the United States, they could take over land, profits, and political power from favorites of the British Empire. In that process, they could hold back a number of potential rebellions and create a consensus of popular support for the rule of a new, privileged leadership.”

    • Howard Zinn, A People’s History of the United States


Thomas Paine & Common Sense

  • Released January 10, 1776.

    • The Revolutionary War

      began in April of 1775.


Why rebel?

  • With your partner, skim through Chapter 6 of your textbook and answer the following question:

    • What British policies and events made the colonists become fed up with British rule?

  • Then read the excerpts from Common Sense by Thomas Paine. Answer the corresponding questions in the packet.

  • Vocabulary to help you with the reading:

    • Reconciliation: to become friendly with again after a split.

    • Sycophant: a person who uses flattery to win favor from individuals wielding influence


Exit Ticket

  • Answer on a separate sheet of paper:

    • Compare your notes in your note catcher to your partner’s. Did he/she get certain things that you missed? What do you need to work on as a note-taker in order to succeed in a lecture environment? Is there anything I can do as your teacher to help you with your notetaking?


Homework

  • Look at the revisions made on the original Declaration of Independence by Benjamin Franklin and John Adams.


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