Social Studies Standard

Revolution/Forming a New Nation

Paul Revere
SS4H4 The student will explain the causes, events, and results of the American Revolution.
a. Trace the events that shaped the revolutionary movement in America, including the French and Indian War, British Imperial Policy that led to the 1765 Stamp Act, the slogan “no taxation without representation,” the activities of the Sons of Liberty, Daughters of Liberty, and the Boston Tea Party.
b. Explain the writing of the Declaration of Independence; include who wrote it, how it was written, why it was necessary, and how it was a response to tyranny and the abuse of power.
c. Describe the major events of the Revolution and explain the factors leading to American victory and British defeat; include the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Saratoga, and Yorktown.
d. Describe key individuals in the American Revolution with emphasis on King George III, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Benedict Arnold, Patrick Henry, and John Adams.
SS4G2 The student will describe how physical systems affect human systems.
d. Explain how each force (American and British) attempted to use the physical geography of each battle site to its benefit (SS4H4c).
SS4CG1 The student will describe the meaning of
a. Natural rights as found in the Declaration of Independence (the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness)
first flag


Constitution Center Interactive Timeline

Years: Pre-1775

French and Indian War Quest for Independence Lack of Government Representation The Stamp Act The Townsend Act The Boston Massacre The Gaspee Incident The Tea Act The Intolerable Acts
1756-1763 1764-   1765 1767 1770 1772 1773 1774
    Taxation     Townsend Act is repealed   The Boston Tea Party First Continental Congress

Years: 1775 to 1777

Battle of Lexington and Concord Battle of Bunker Hill British Evacuation of Boston Declaration of Independence Washington crossing the Delaware Battle of Princeton Battle of Germantown Battle of Bennington Winter at Valley Forge
1775   1776     1777      
Second Continental Congress,Capture of Fort Ticonderoga Olive Branch Petition,Battle of Quebec Battle of Long Island,Battle of White Plains Battle of Fort Washington Battle of Trenton Battle of Brandywine Battle of Oriskany Battle of Saratoga (Surrender of Burgoyne)  


Digital School Network logo SchoolPointe logo black