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?
Review Enlightenment Philosophers
Finish for HW
Identifying Regional differences
Map Resource and Colony background info
Due: Fundamental Orders for those who did not complete in class.
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!
The French and Indian War and Reversal of Salutary Neglect
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Why did the British hang around after the French Indian War??
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
Just War Theory
Was the American Revolution Justified?
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
Loyalist vs Patriot point of view continued
Finish class work and review for quiz on Monday: