WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

SS.7.C.1.3: Describe how English policies and responses to colonial concerns led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence.

 

Vocabulary:

  • duty: a tax
  • boycott: to not buy something as a form of protest
  • export: goods sent to another country
  • goods: merchandise or objects for sale or trade
  • import: goods brought into the country
  • individual rights: rights guaranteed or belonging to a person
  • levy: to collect by legal authority
  • Parliament: the English legislature
  • representation: a person or group acting on behalf of another person or group
  • tax: money charged by a government for specific facilities or services
  • taxation without representation: the idea that it is unfair to tax someone without giving them a voice in government

Learning Scale

Step 4) You should be able to:

  • Prioritize the importance of the Magna Carta, English Bill of Rights, Mayflower Compact, and Common Sensein the development of the colonists views on government
  • Justify the colonial response from listing grievances to seeking independence
  • Construct an argument addressing why the ideas in the Declaration of Independence are still valued today.

Step 3) You should be able to:

  • Construct a plan of government that applies the ideals found in the Magna Carta, English Bill of Rights, Mayflower Compact, Common Sense
  • Identify the purposebehind the creation of the Magna Carta, English, Bill of Rights, Mayflower Compact, and Common Sense
  • Describe how English policies led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence
  • Analyze the ideaof how natural rights impacted the role of government set forth in the Declaration of Independence
  • Arrangethe complaints set forth in the Declaration of Independence by topic

Step 2) You will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of limited monarchy, self-government, due process, rule of law, and rights
  • Rephrase the important ideas found in the Magna Carta, English Bill of Rights, Mayflower Compact, and Common Sense and relate them tothe colonists views on government
  • Explain the Englishpolicies of taxation, representation and individual rights
  • Summarize the colonial grievances
  • Outline the steps from grievances to independence
  • Interpretthe complaints addressed in the Declaration of Independence
  • Summarize the relationship between natural rights and the role of government
  • Explain the role of government

Step 1) With help, partial success at 2.0 content but not at score 3.0 content

Block 1

In this block we will be looking over the first 3 events to take place that lead to the start of the American Revolution. For each event you need to tell me what what happened as well as what was the colonial response. We will be covering the following events in this block:

  • French and Indian war
  • Stamp Act
  • Quartering Act

Resources 

Gateway Book Pages: 20 – 24

Use this slideshow to find out about the colonial response to each event

Causes of the American Revolution Slide Show

Use this slideshow to find out about the colonial response to each event

Causes of the American Revolution Slide Show

Use this reading passage for the entire benchmark, it’s really good.

Reading Passage

Block 2

In this block we will be looking over the next 2 events to take place that lead to the start of the American Revolution. For each event you need to tell me what what happened as well as what was the colonial response. We will be covering the following events in this block:

  • Townshend Acts
  • Boston Massacre

Resources 

Gateway Book Pages: 20 – 24

Boston Massacre

Use this slideshow to find out about the colonial response to each event

Causes of the American Revolution Slide Show

Use this reading passage for the entire benchmark, it’s really good.

Reading Passage

Block 3

In this block we will be looking over the last 3 events to take place that lead to the start of the American Revolution. For each event you need to tell me what what happened as well as what was the colonial response. We will be covering the following events in this block:

  • Tea Act
  • Boston Tea Party
  • Intolerable Acts

Resources 

Gateway Book Pages: 20 – 24

Intolerable Acts Weblink

Use this slideshow to find out about the colonial response to each event

Causes of the American Revolution Slide Show

Use this reading passage for the entire benchmark, it’s really good.

Reading Passage

Video to review entire benchmark

Key Terms Quizlet
Causes of the American Revolution Quizlet
Colonial Grievances and the Declaration of Independence Quizlet