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The Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America hen in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good. He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them. He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures. Related:  GovernanceAmerican Revolution

SOA Watch: Close the School of the Americas Paul Revere Facts - American Revolution Before George Washington was famous, back when he was a scrappy and serious young man, the governor of Virginia sent him into the wilderness to tell a group of French settlers that they were trespassing on Virginian land. The French greeted the young traveler, invited him in, and that night got so drunk on brandy that they let slip they had no intention whatsoever of leaving. The sober young Virginian headed back to his home and wrote a report of his adventure. This was the beginning of the French and Indian War, which despite its name did not pit the French against the Indians, but instead the French and the Indians against Britain and the British colonies. The Boston Massacre left five dead and foreshadowed the start of the American Revolution. Three years after the Boston Massacre, Parliament passed the Tea Act of 1773, which gave the British a monopoly on selling tea to America by making the price so low that even smugglers couldn't compete. The British were sitting ducks. 1. 2.

What's Next - CNN.com Blogs Roll Call – Congress, Capitol Hill, Political Campaigns, Elections & Washington, D.C. Dissecting the Declaration In this lesson students will explore the Declaration of Independence. They will observe the primary source document and record observations. The students will also interpret the text of the Declaration of Independence. Lesson Objective Students will be able to interpret the Declaration of Independence and determine the purpose of the document, by summarizing the colonists’ intent in an exit card. Materials Procedure Tell the students that the colonists were fed up with the King and they wanted to become their own country and not follow the king’s laws. Assessment Assessment: All the worksheets can be collected and analyzed for assessment. References “Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776.” “Declaration of Independence.” The First Fourth of July.

The Passionate Attachment | America's unrequited love for Israel New allegations renew old questions about Saudi Arabia's role in 9/11 - Business Insider American Revolution....My FAVORITE!!!! It's the most wonderful time of the year!! (did you sing that as you read it?) The American Revolution has begun in my classroom and I am SO excited. I LOVE this unit. Anyway, I thought I would share with you a few of the things we have been doing in class over the past week or so, just in case you are working on this unit too. To begin, I had the students think about what they have learned about colonial times. Since I am using this not only as a history unit, but a language arts as well, I have been doing quite a bit of comprehension work with the stories and books we are reading. by Ann Rossi. Next, we began to read If You Lived At The Time Of The American Revolution . This was followed by a fun little diddy known as the "1776 Hand Jive" by Jim Marshall. Today, we focused on the Boston Tea Party. and they worked on their listening comprehension, as well as note-taking skills. One last thing we are doing. So there you have it folks.

Signs of the Times - Independent Unbiased Alternative News for Tue, 12 Nov 2013 Republican Jesus Mr. Werner's Fifth Grade Website! | Unit 4: The American Revolution Unit 4 explores the struggles of the American colonists to gain independence from Britain. In the course of studying this unit, students will learn how the British government sought to gain greater control over the colonies, how the colonists responded to British controls, and how the resulting tensions between Britain and the 13 colonies exploded into revolution and war. For most of this unit, we will be using many supplemental activities and projects. The textbook will be used as an aid for reading comprehension. French and Indian War Playhouse- Students will perform a play using props that focuses upon the causes and effects of the French and Indian War.Causes of the Revolution ProjectColonial Diary- Students will create their own character in the Revolutionary Period and put him/her through many of the events: The Stamp Act, Boston Tea Party, The Boston Massacre, Battle of Lexington and Concord, Signing of the Declaration of Independence, Valley Forge, and Yorktown. Lesson Summaries

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