American Revolution: How did the American Revolution change lives?
Suggested Teaching Instructions
Setting the Stage
Read the following excerpt from the Declaration of Independence aloud: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Students discuss the meaning of this sentence.
Learning Standards and Practices
11.2 CONSTITUTIONAL FOUNDATIONS (1763 – 1824): Growing political and economic
tensions led the American colonists to declare their independence from Great Britain. Once
independent, the new nation confronted the challenge of creating a stable federal republic.
(Standards: 1, 5; Themes: TCC, GOV, CIV, ECO)
11.2b Failed attempts to mitigate the conflicts between the British government and the colonists led the colonists to declare independence, which they eventually won through the Revolutionary War, which affected individuals in different ways.
Ø Students will examine the impacts of the Revolutionary War on workers, African Americans, women, and Native Americans.