Oregon City Schools

Oregon City Schools

US History American Independence (1754 -1783)

The New Millennium and a Post-9/11 World (1991 - Present)

September 11 Attacks on the United States Great Recession of 2008 Resources and Activities

Causes of the American Revolution

This topic looks at the causes of the American Revolution including colonial resistance, the French and Indian War, and ideas inspired by Enlightenment.

Imperial Crisis and Colonial Resistance

Media Toward Inependence - Setting the Stage (HA)
Article Toward Independence – Setting the stage Activity (HA)
Article Toward Independence-Introduction (HA)
Article Toward Independence - Before 1763 (HA)
Article Toward Independence - Before 1763 Activity (HA)
Article Crises of Empire: British
Media Events Leading up to the Revolutionary War (08:06min)
Media The Unfinished Nation-Strained Relations (26:41) full film
Media Benjamin Franklin, "Join, or Die," May 9, 1754 (Political Cartoon)
Website Ben Franklin Website (PBS)
Article Background and Causes of the Revolution (World Book)
Website The American Revolution - Should the Colonies Separate from Great Britain? (I&C)
Article The American Revolution: An Introduction
Website Background and Causes of the War-Additional Resources (World Book)
Media The Proclamation of 1763 (03:43min)
Media The 1763 Proclamation Line (map)
Media Quebec Act-1774 (map)
Article Conflict and Revolution
Media A New Society (04:42min)
Media Loyalists and Patriots, c. 1775 (map)
Media Economy-1776 (map)
Article Taxation and Colonial Protests
Website Stamp Act: Fair Tax or 'Taxation without Representation'? (I&C)
Media Stamp Act: Expiring—In Hopes of a Resurrection to Life Again (political cartoon)
Article Timeline: Stamp Act
Media Taxes & Smuggling - Prelude to Revolution: Crash Course US History #6 (12:19min) (view before showing)
Media Hostility (04:43min)
Media The Boston Tea Party Led by Samuel Adams
Article The Boston Tea Party (HA)
Article The Boston Tea Party Activity (HA)
Media Boston Tea Party and the Intolerable Acts (04:28min)
Media British Taxation and Colonial Boycotts (05:11min)
Article The Townshed Acts (HA)
Article The Townshed Acts Activity (HA)
Article Timeline-Townshend Acts
Website Townshend Acts Britain Taxes the American Colonies (I&C)
Media Bostonians Paying the Exciseman
Article Roots of Rebellion (UXL)
Article Toward Independence – Early British Actions in the Colonies (HA)
Article Toward Independence – Early British Actions in the Colonies Activity (HA)
Article The Boston Massacre (HA)
Article The Boston Massacre Activity (HA)
Article The Intolerable Acts (HA)
Article The Intolerable Acts Activity (HA)
Article Lexington and Concord (HA)
Media Lexington and Concord Flowchart Activity (HA)
Article Towards Independence Summary (HA)
Article Towards Independence Summary Activity (HA)
Article "I Love the Story of Paul Revere, Whether He Rode or Not" (HA)
Article "I Love the Story of Paul Revere, Whether He Rode or Not" Activity (HA)
Website Reading Challenge: Toward Independence (HA)
Media Tea, Taxes, and The American Revolution: Crash Course World History #28 (10:26min)
Media Toward Independence - When is ti Necessary for Citizens to Rebel Against Their Government? Powerpoint (HA) (log in to US Through Industrialization to view)