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Colonial Resistance and Rebellion. Goal: Describe the Enlightenment and the rise of democratic ideas in the US. Objective: Learn the causes of colonial resistance to British taxation. Journal: Describe how a small argument would grow into a large fight.

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colonial resistance and rebellion

Colonial Resistance and Rebellion

Goal: Describe the Enlightenment and the rise of democratic ideas in the US.

Objective: Learn the causes of colonial resistance to British taxation

Journal: Describe how a small argument

would grow into a large fight.

why did the british increase taxes on the colonies
Why did the British increase taxes on the Colonies?
  • The Proclomation of 1763
    • Britain stopped expansion of the Colonies west of the Appalachian Mountains
  • Britain struggled economically as a result of the French and Indian War
causes to rebel against britain
Causes to Rebel against Britain
  • The Sugar Act
    • Lower taxes on Colonies sugar (molasses) with the French territories (discourage smuggling)
    • Put taxes on goods that were not taxed before
    • Put colonists on trial
      • British judge instead of Colonists judge
    • Why do you think the British changed the type of judge in court?
slide4

Stamp Act

    • Tax on documents and printed items (wills, newpapers and playing cards)
    • Affected the colonists since it affected goods and services
    • In what way does the Stamp act affect making goods and services?
slide5

Townsend Act

    • Taxing of imported goods from Britain sent to the Colonies
  • *These acts forced taxes on the British colonies and did not all them to be represented in British political affairs
slide6

Predict what reaction the Colonies would have towards the British based on TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION?

us declaration of independence

US Declaration of Independence

Goal: Describe the Enlightenment and the rise of democratic ideas in the US.

Objective: Describe the origins of the Declaration of Independence

declaration of independence
Declaration of Independence-
  • Document that declares America is no longer a part of England and is now independent
  • States the American civil rights and the role of government
    • Origins- where ideas in Dec. of Ind. Came from
      • Enlightenment- movement in Europe in 1600’s that invented new ideas on science and government\
      • John Locke- enlightened thinker that influenced Dec. of Ind. (2 ideas)
slide9

John Locke’s Ideas

  • Natural Rights- life, liberty, and property (rights all human beings should have)
  • *If government does not protect these rights, the people can fight back
  • Social Libertarianism- right for people to pursue their own selfish ends, as long as it does not negatively effect others
slide10

2nd Continental Congress- representatives from 13 colonies met in Philadelphia to decide whether or not to fight England

    • *Decision made to fight England
  • Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1776)
    • Thomas Jefferson- author, influenced by Locke (3 parts to Dec. of Ind.)
slide11

Thomas Jefferson’s Opening to Declaration of Independence

    • Opening- stated reason for revolution and American rights
    • *Unalienable rights- natural rights for all people
    • “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” (Copies Locke)
slide12

Grievances- blamed King for problems

    • Stated governments power came from the people, people had the right to overthrow oppressive government
  • 3) Declares Independence- break from Eng.
classwork
Classwork
  • Finish Word Map Poster – Colonies
  • Revolution: Think Through History
    • Answer “Think Through History” A-G Questions on Pages 49-55
thursday 9 8 11
Thursday 9/8/11
  • Journal
  • Lecture – Constitution
  • Finish
    • Revolution: Think Through History
      • Answer “Think Through History” A-G Questions on Pages 49-55
  • Evidence Guide
    • Constitution
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