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  1. 4-2 Declaring IndependencePages 118-121 Answers to the Questions

  2. Creepy in real life

  3. Entry Task • Watch this! • Answer this! What does this phrase mean to you? “Those who have the ability to take action, have the responsibility to take action.”

  4. Groups for News Report • Patriots • Redcoats (British)

  5. Groups for News Interview • Patriots • Redcoats

  6. 1. What was Common Sense and what was its effect on the American Revolution? • Pamphlet distributed at first in Philadelphia in January of 1776 • Thomas Paine argued citizens should make the laws which was a bold idea • Effects • 1. changed way colonists saw their king • 2. case for economic freedom and military self defense • 3. carried out against tyranny

  7. 2. Who was the main writer of the Declaration of Independence? • Thomas Jefferson • Dramatic Reading

  8. 3. What three points did Jefferson try to make about government in his writing of the Declaration of Independence? • 1. all people possess unalienable rights of “life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness” • 2. King George violated colonists’ rights with taxation without representation • 3. colonies had the right to break free from England – Enlightenment Idea

  9. 4. When was the Declaration of Independence approved? • July 4, 1776 • Actual footage • 1776 Scene

  10. 5. What were the two main positions on the American Revolution? • Loyalists – people who sided with the British also called Tories (20 to 30% of population) • Many loyalists left the colonies due to persecution • Patriots – supporters of Declaration (40-45% of population) • Considered traitors and could be killed if caught

  11. 6. What was the early role of Native Americans in the American Revolution? • Native American were being recruited by both sides, but most would end up siding with the British because of colonists stealing their lands

  12. 7. Whose rights were not protected by the Declaration of Independence? Why do you think NOT! • - Women, enslaved Africans, and Native Americans • Why do you think they weren’t protected????