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Voices of the American Revolution Images courtesy Library of Congress. "I cannot conclude without mentioning how sensibly I feel the dismemberment of America from this empire, and that I should be miserable indeed if I did not feel that no blame on that account can be laid at my door,
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and that I should be miserable indeed if I did not feel that no blame on that account can be laid at my door,
and I did not also know that knavery seems to be so much the striking feature of its inhabitants
that it may not in the end be an evil that they will become aliens to this kingdom."
Letter to Shelburne, 1782
- George Washington,
Letter to John Banister, 1778
there is my country."
“I pronounce it as
certain that there was
never yet a truly great
man that was not at the
same time truly virtuous.”
- Benjamin Franklin
own territories [should not]
be taxed or regulated by
any power on earth
but our own.”
- Thomas Jefferson,
Rights of British America, 1774
The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people . . . .
This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people was the real American Revolution."
- John Adams, 1818
but as for me, give me liberty or give me death."
- Patrick Henry
want of Generals and discipline in our Army, which may rather be called a great rabble,
our credit and reputation lost, and great part of the country;
and a powerful foreign enemy advancing upon us,
are so many difficulties we cannot surmount them."
- Benedict Arnold
Let’s get to know these Amazing Americans better!Together, we will create an electronic newspaper about the people and times of the American Revolution. activities below will be the building blocks for our newspaper. You must do the two marked with the *. Then you may choose any other 3 activities.
In this center you will write a feature article for the newspaper about Patrick Henry’s life and famous speech.
The date: March 23, 1775
The place: St. John’s Church in Richmond, VA
The event: A meeting of Virginia’s colonial leaders
Knowing the meaning of these words may be helpful.
adversary - enemy; brethren - brothers; delusive - false; extenuate - to try to make less serious; formidable - causing fear; idle - inactive; invincible - incapable of being conquered; irresolution - uncertain how to act; submission - surrender; supinely - passively, inactively; vain - useless .
Use these handouts to guide you…
Patrick Henry’s closing remarks
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3. Your article should be drafted, revised, and edited before you type your final copy in Microsoft Word. Save your file to the H drive in the Newspaper folder. See rubric.
Print out this cartoon analysis sheet.
View cartoons here
After doing the cartoon analysis, your task is to create a political cartoon about King George III from the viewpoint of either a Loyalist or a Patriot.
Your cartoon will be scanned into a the computer.
Benjamin Franklin is known for his contributions during the American Revolution. He is also well known for his numerous inventions.
You and a partner will conduct an interview with Thomas Jefferson.
In this center you will create a short video clip using Movie Maker about our second President, John Adams.
You will write an editorial for the newspaper. An editorial is an article that expresses one’s opinion on a topic, supported by facts. See the attached instructions for details.
Your task is to create a weather map for some of the important battles fought during the American Revolution. Your map should include: