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  • Ebook: OpenStax College, U.S. History. OpenStax College. 23 December 2014. (Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11740/latest/)
    • Chapter 5 – Imperial Reforms and Colonial Protests, 1763-1774
    • Chapter 6 – America’s War for Independence, 1775-1783

    Primary Source Documents:

    • Lesh, B. A., & Finkelman, P. (2008). Milestone Documents in American History : Exploring the Primary Sources That Shaped America. Dallas, Tex: Salem Press.
      • Quartering Act (pages 17-26)
      • Intolerable Acts (pages 55-80)
    • Common Sense – by Thomas Paine
    • Declaration of Independence


    • Day by Day Summary of the Convention


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    Overview of the military strategies and events of the conflict between the British and French in the Americas Overview of the events that led to the American Revolution
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    The facts and fiction of the development of our U.S. government An iconic cartoon depicting the birth of the U.S. government

    Supplementary Materials: Ebook: “History in the Making: A History of the People of the United States of America to 1877,” read the following:

  • Chapter 7: The Road to Revolution, 1754 – 1775
    • Chapter 8: The American Revolution
    • Chapter 9: Articles of Confederation and the Constitution

After reviewing the relationship between England and its colonies, analyze its effect on the American Revolution by answering the following questions:

  • Did England have a right to tax the colonists?
  • Were the colonists justified in resisting British policies after the French and Indian War?
  • Was the American Revolution solely a revolt against taxes or was the break away from the mother country inevitable?
  • Would you have been part of the revolution? In what way?



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