This 32-slide power point presentation provides a brief overview of the main events leading up to the American Revolution as well information on the events of the revolution and its aftermath (including the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution). Specific topics covered include the following:
-Sugar Act, Stamp Act, Intolerable Acts, etc...
-Colonist response (Boston Tea Party, boycotts, etc...)
-First/Second Continental Congress
-Lexington and Concord
-Declaration of Independence (Common Sense, John Locke)
-Loyalists vs. Patriots
-Role of women and African Americans
-Treaty of Paris
-Articles of Confederation (main ideas, weaknesses)
-Constitution and Ratification
The entire power point can be completed in a one-hour class period or is conveniently broken down into smaller segments to teach individual topics as you see fit.
Additionally, there is a notes guide available on TPT which can be downloaded and used by students to complete an outline of the main ideas of the power point. Look for it under the title "American Revolution Power Point Notes Outline".