This Power Point lesson begins after the French and Indian Wars. It briefly discusses the Enlightenment era with great thinkers such as John Locke and Baron De Montesquieu.
Following the Enlightenment, the lesson turns towards a series of decisions made by the English Parliament that were opposed by the colonists. I have included the Proclamation of 1763, the Sugar Act, the Stamp Act, the Townshend Acts, the Tea Act (with details on Samuel Adams, the Sons of Liberty, and the Boston Tea Party), the Coercive Acts, the Quartering Act, and the Quebec Act.
By the end of this lesson, your students will be thoroughly ready to tackle the American Revolutionary War.