United States History Academic

      Theme I: Establishing the American Ideal

Purpose: To recognize that the Enlightenment philosophy and Revolution are the foundation for the American Ideal.

Essential Question: Was the American Revolution Justified?

September 2011

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Welcome Back

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Base-line Assessment

 

No School

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Review Enlightenment Philosophers

HW:

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Enlightenment Activity

Finish for HW

Resources for Identifying Regional differences

Southern Colonies

Middle Colonies

New England

 

Map Resource and Colony background info

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  1. Review Enlightenment Activity: What did you learn about the influence of the philosoph on colonial America?
  2. Fundamental Orders

 

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Due: Fundamental Orders for those who did not complete in class.

Classwork:

  1. Review political significance of the Fundamental orders: How were early American governments were influenced by Enlightenment ideals?
  2. Overview of Colonial Settlements
  3. Map Activity

 

HW: Finish your map and read The French and Indian War and Reversal of Salutary Neglect doc background info - we will do the activity in class. Expect reading quiz/homework check!

 

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  19  The French and Indian War and Reversal of Salutary Neglect

2011 Activity

No Homework

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 Why did the British hang around after the French Indian War??

  • Reversal of Salutary Neglect: tax time!
  1. The Stamp Act:
  2. Stamp Act Congress

Compare British/Colonial POV

Know: political/social/economic events that led to revolution (1763-1776)

Understand that the reversal of salutary neglect created resentment toward the crown, resulting in community organizing/protest against against British laws.

HW: Was great Britain Justified in taxing the colonies? Why/Why not? Include Salutary Neglect, Proclamation Line and Stamp Act

 

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Just War Theory

Was the American Revolution Justified?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Discuss Just War
  2. Use of Propaganda: identify purpose, audience and bias in the following documents:

Read Locke Excerpt

What is the role of government?

What is the role of citizens?

Read and high light Thomas Paine's Common Sense answer qs 1-4

James Chalmers' Plain Truth What was the loyalist vision of colonial America? What if the British had won the war?

Finish for HW

 

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Loyalist vs Patriot point of view continued

  • Activity: Loyalist or Patriot?

Finish class work  and  review for quiz on Monday:

  • Philosophers and their influence
  • Colonial Settlement (who would live where and why)
  • Fundamental Orders
  • Salutary Neglect
  • French Indian War and Proclamation Line
  • Political and economic Effects of Proclamation Line.
  • Committee of Correspondence
  • Stamp Act Resolves
  • Stamp Act, Tea Act, Quartering Act, Intolerable Acts
  • Loyalist/Patriot
  • Thomas Paine/James Chalmers
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