**August 2018 I have extensively updated this resource. If you have already purchased this resource, please download the latest version from your TPT account. You can also read about the specific revisions I've made in the description below.**
Introduce the build up to the American Revolution and Revolutionary War with this engaging PowerPoint! With easy-to-read slides, interesting graphics, and built-in animations & transitions, this 29-slide presentation offers information about the circumstances and early events leading to the American Revolution up through the French and Indian War.
The PowerPoint provides an overview of the relationship between the British government and the American colonies; the structure of early colonial governments; and the reasoning behind the colonists' growing resentment toward the influence of Britain on the colonial way of life. It concludes with an overview of the French and Indian War and its effects on the American colonists.
Please check out the video preview for a sample of the first several slides!
Slide titles/information covered:
**The 411 on British Rule
(British government overview)
**Hey! What About Us?
(the lack of colonial representation in Parliament)
**Off the Leash...Just a Little
(relationship between colonial governments and British government)
**Parents Just Don't Understand
(the disconnect between the king, Parliament, and the colonial way of life)
(forms of self-government in the colonies)
(royal governors in the colonies)
**The French and Indian War & Room to Move
(overview of the causes and results of the war, including the expansion of British territories)
**Not Our Problem; And They Say King George Was Mad
(King George III's plan to pay for the war and the colonists' reaction to it)
(Proclamation of 1763)
**And If That Wasn't Enough
(additional governmental measures put in place by King George III following the war and the colonists' reaction to them)
**Road to Revolution
(preview slide of other future events and legislative acts to follow leading to the War for Independence)
**NEW in August 2018**
In addition to upgrading the PowerPoint with new graphics and additional text and images, there are several other enhancements that have been made to this resource:
*Discussion points in the Notes section of each slide (extra information and Web resources to use to go more in-depth into slide topics, making these presentations adaptable to grade and ability level)
*Fill-in-the-blank notes handout for students to complete (with the answer key)
The Build Up to a Blow Up is the first in a series of PowerPoints about the American Revolution. It is followed by American Revolution: Britain "Acts" Out
then American Revolution: To Declare or Not to Declare
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Your questions are welcome, and your feedback is appreciated!