The Road to the American Revolution



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The Road to the American Revolution
Enduring Understanding:

To understand the present and make plans for their future, you must first understand the

past.
Essential Question:

How did the ideals of equality and personal liberty (rise of individual rights, economic freedom, and religious diversity) lead to the American Revolution and the birth of a new nation?


Guiding Questions:

  1. Is equality and personal liberty alive and well today?

Purpose: to make sure that there is a common understanding of equality and personal liberty

-Fishbowl over the question (in court system today—Do rich people get a better chance?)

-Discuss Social Mobility and religion

Core Content 5.2.2



  1. How did social, political, and economic beliefs lead to conflict in Colonial America?

Core Content 2.2.1, 2.3.1

  1. What was the cause and effect relationship between the French and Indian War and the onset of the American Revolution?

  • Does every action have a reaction?

  • How do financial and political decisions made by the government affect individual freedoms?

Core Content 1.1.2, 2.3.1, 3.1.2, 3.4.1, 5.1.1, 5.1.2

The Road to the American Revolution
Enduring Understanding:

To understand the present and make plans for their future, you must first understand the

past.
Essential Question:

How did the ideals of equality and personal liberty (rise of individual rights, economic freedom, religious diversity) lead to the American Revolution and the birth of a new nation?


Guiding Questions:

  1. Is equality and personal liberty alive and well today?


  1. How did social, political, and economic beliefs lead to conflict in Colonial America?



  1. What was the cause and effect relationship between the French and Indian War and the onset of the American Revolution?



  • Does every action have a reaction?



  • How do financial and political decisions made by the government affect individual freedoms?

The Road to the American Revolution Open Response


The ideals of equality and personal liberties were the main reason the colonists came to America. Through British restrictions the colonists’ rights and liberties were denied or limited. The colonists’ desire to have individual rights led to the Revolutionary War and the beginning of our nation.


  1. List 3 restrictions that the British placed on the colonists that denied them their personal liberties (individual rights) and helped lead to the Revolution.




  1. Explain how these restrictions of the colonists’ rights led to the Revolutionary War.


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