Revolution/Forming a New Nation
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)
Constitution Center Interactive Timeline
Years: 1775 to 1777