UNIT 2: FORMATION OF THE UNITED STATES
CO STATE STANDARDS APPLIED TO THIS UNIT: CO History Standard 1 : Use the historical method of inquiry to ask questions, evaluate primary and secondary sources, critically analyze and interpret data, and develop interpretations defended by evidence Standards Based Objectives : 1. Evaluate a historical source for point of view and historical context 2. Gather and analyze historical information, including contradictory data, from a variety of primary and secondary sources, including sources located on the Internet, to support or reject hypotheses 3. Construct and defend a written historical argument using relevant primary and secondary sources as evidence 4. Differentiate between facts and historical interpretations, recognizing that a historian’s narrative reflects his or her judgment about the significance of particular facts
CO STATE STANDARDS APPLIED TO THIS LESSON: CO History Standard 3: The significance of ideas as powerful forces throughout history Standards Based Objectives : 1. Evaluate the historical development and impact of political thought, theory and actions CO Civics Standard 2: Purposes of and limitations on the foundations, functions, and structures of government Standards Based Objectives : 1.Identify the structure, function, and roles of members of government and their relationship to democratic values 2. Analyze the role of the founding documents and the evolution of their interpretation through governmental action and court cases. Documents to include but not limited to the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights
THE COLONIES GROW RESTLESS AMERICAN ODYSSEY CHAPTER 5
13 SEPARATE COLONIES Even after working to defeat a common enemy (the French), the 13 colonies were not unified American colonists shared some common traits: 1. Independence 2. Determination 3. Enlightenment ideas – especially the rights to life, liberty, and property 4. Proud to be English Generally, the colonies ignored each other – even in times of crisis So what happened?
THE PROCLAMATION OF 1763 After French and Indian War, British holdings in NA more than doubled Land hungry colonists wanted to take advantage of the newly ceded land by moving west – especially farmers and plantation owner in the southern colonies As colonists pushed west however, conflict with the Indians increased which led to British forts being destroyed - Ex: Pontiac’s Rebellion (War) As a result, the British government decided to station 10,000 troops in NA
THE PROCLAMATION OF 1763 British also decided to issue the Proclamation of 1763 which forbade colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains. Colonists were outraged – many had fought alongside the British in the War and felt they had a right to the newly claimed land.
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