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Unit 2: Lesson 5
Transcript of Unit 2: Lesson 5
using everyday language Paine attacked the idea of a monarchy. January 1776 BIG Question: Why did the colonists want independence? King's Wrongs:
28 Grievances Response Continental
Congress Think of England & Colonies like a Relationship: Can you feel the breakup note coming? Trying to Make
It Work Preamble Introduction Paul Revere:
The British are coming! First shot at Lexington
Begins the American Revolution Convention of delegates
representing the colonies What are the
qualities of a good relationship?
Pro: Rewind the Story Drama in Massachusetts
Boston massacre & Tea Party
Colonial governor sends military to confiscate guns First
Congress = DTR Now What? Hereditary rule = leaders that are disconnected from the people Of more worth is one honest
man to society...than all the
crowned ruffians that ever lived. It's really common sense. The Breakup Declaration of Independence Independence Written by Thomas Jefferson and edited by both the Committee & Congress. Conclusion 1 2 3 4 5 We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowned by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. O Committeee voted for independence on July 2nd, 1776 Ratified "Declaration of Independence" and sent to print on July 4th, 1776 Signed the offical document 6 months later in 1777. Live under a tyrant
Gain freedom and prosperity Military Led by
George Washington King George III
no mood to compromise
declares colonies in rebellion Press Release John Hancock signed so large as an
act of defiance. King George had poor vision and he joked that that his name was big enough to be seen by the king without glasses. Life, Liberty &
Pursuit of Happiness Just for 80's Day: Protection
Power Classic Pro's and Con's: Taxes
No Voice in Government
Could only trade with England
didn't have colonists interest in mind
long distance Con: "approved" 2nd Continental Congress influenced by John Locke's thinking!