American Revolution Focus Questions


    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

    Economic -Industrial

    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)