American Revolution Focus Questions
1. What is a revolution?
L1: What is a revolution? Define the word “revolution” through modern day pictures:
Political - (Syria, Egypt, Libya) and the song “Revolution” by the Beatles
Social/Cultural - fashion, music
2. What was the French and Indian War?
L2:Why was the French & Indian War fought? (Geography)
L3: How did Britain’s victory in the war affect the colonists?
3. What was the progression of protest that led to war?
L4: What is social action? (present day)
L5: What social action did the colonists take in response to the taxes imposed by England?
L6: The Boston Massacre
L7:Two different Points of View of the Boston Massacre
L8:The Boston Tea Party
L9: Britain’s reaction to the Boston Tea Party-The Intolerable Acts (Coercive Acts)
L10:The colonists reaction to the Intolerable Acts-The First Continental Congress (Political)
L11: The Battle at Lexington and Concord (The War Begins)
L12: Paul Revere
4. How did the American Revolution begin?
L13:What was the purpose of the Second Continental Congress?
Olive Branch Petition (this should include a discussion of technology)
The surrender of Fort Ticonderoga (technology)
L14:What was the significance of The Battle of Bunker Hill?
5. What was the importance of the Declaration of Independence?
L15:Who wrote it and why? it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them w another….a decent respect to the opinions of mankind
L16:The contents of the Declaration (Preamble-why they had the right to break away, Statements of rights and government, Grievances against the king)