Causes of the American Revolution

Causes of the American Revolution

Author: Anna Austin



5.4.1: Understand the influence of location and physical setting on the founding of the original 13 colonies, and identify on a map the locations of the colonies and of the American Indian nations already inhabiting these areas.

5.4.7: Explain the early democratic ideas and practices that emerged during the colonial period, including the significance of representative assemblies and town meetings.

5.5.1: Understand how political, religious, and economic ideas and interests brought about the Revolution (e.g., resistance to imperial policy, the Stamp Act, the Townshend Acts, taxes on tea, Coercive Acts).

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Look over the following information and use it answer the questions on the right hand of the screen and keep the following question in mind.

You will need to answer the following question on a piece of paper to be turned in as your exit ticket, at the end of the lesson. 

What do you believe was the colonist goals compared to the King of England's goals when the colonies were established? Why?

Go to the website on the causes of the American Revolution to get a better idea of what caused the colonist unhappiness and eventually the war of independence.