Society before the Revolution
How did colonial society change with regards to wealth and class structure, especially in the Southern States?
Briefly describe the economies and trade of colonial America, being careful to point out the regional differences.
Describe the early trade relationship between Great Britain and the American colonies.
Describe religion in colonial America? What effect did the Great Awakening have on society before the revolution?
Describe colonial government before the revolution? Who imposed taxes, who made decisions, and how were the people represented?
French and Indian War
How did conflicts prior to the French and Indian War change the landscape of the American colonies?
What was the American colonist’s role in starting and fighting in the French and Indian War?
What impact did the French and Indian War have on the landscape of North America?
What impact did the French and Indian War have on colonial society, in particular the relationship with the British?
Road to Revolution
What is mercantilism and how does it define the relationship between colonies and their parent country?
How did British economic policies towards America change after the French and Indian War? What was the reason for the change?
Describe the timeline of taxes that eventually led to the Boston Massacre?
Why was the Boston Tea Party a pivotal moment in the American Revolution?
Be sure to understand the relative strengths and weaknesses of the American and British forces in the American Revolution?