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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?


Colonial resistance and rebellion

  • 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?


Colonial resistance and rebellion

  • 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


Colonial resistance and rebellion

  • 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)


Colonial resistance and rebellion

  • 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


Colonial resistance and rebellion

  • 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.)


Colonial resistance and rebellion

  • 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)


Colonial resistance and rebellion

  • 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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