This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentation on the Foundations of the US Government - English Actions that led to US Independence. The bundle includes a stand-alone, 36 slide power point presentation on the actions that so incensed the colonists and a Unit Lesson Plan. Each of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.
The three-page Unit Lesson Plan identifies the complaints of the colonists and the corresponding British response and is compliant with Florida Civics Benchmarks listed below.
• SS.7.C.1.9 Define the rule of law and recognize its influence on the development of the American legal, political, and
• SS.7.C.1.4 Analyze the ideas (natural rights, role of the government) and complaints set forth in the Declaration of Independence.
• SS.7.C.1.3 Describe how English policies and responses to colonial concerns led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence.
The power point presentation covers the following:
In the 1760’s, the American colonies lived under British rule and were loyal to England. Trade was healthy and the colonies prospered and grew into large cities such as Boston, Philadelphia and New York City.
Life was fine until England who had fought a long and victorious war with France and had accumulated a lot of debt. King George put an aggressive tax plan in place requiring the colonies to purchase all manufactured goods from England. This tax enraged the colonists, who had no representation in Parliament. They fought back by smuggling goods to avoid the tax.
Thus, began a series of tax acts that enraged the colonists. George ruled aggressively on a number of items that forced the colonists to engage in open rebellion which eventually lead to the declaration of Independence and creation of a brand, new country apart from England.
Life in the Colonies
Life in Colonial America
British Tax Acts
Impact of the French & Indian War
The Proclamation Act
The Sugar Act
Effects of The Sugar Act
Violation of Colonial Rights
The Currency Act
The Stamp Act
Provisions of the Stamp Act
Reaction to the Stamp Act
No Stamp Collectors!
The Underlying Issue
The Stamp Act Congress
Reaction to The Stamp Act Congress
Success of The Stamp Act Congress
The Declaratory Act
The Townshend Acts
The Boston Massacre
The Boston Tea Party
First Continental Congress
First Continental Congress Meets
Second Continental Congress
Movement for Independence
The Writing of the
Declaration of Independence
Importance of the
Declaration of Independence
List of Intolerable Acts:
The French & Indian War, 1754-63
The Proclamation Act, 1763
The Sugar Act, 1764
The Currency Act, 1764
The Stamp Act, 1765
The Stamp Act Congress, 1765
The Declaratory Act, 1766
Townshend Acts, 1767
The Boston Massacre, 1770
The Boston Tea Party, 1773
The First Continental Congress, 1774
The Second Continental Congress, 1775
The Writing of the Declaration of Independence, 1775
The Adoption of the Declaration of Independence, 1776
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading ….Foundations of Government.