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Unit #2: Causes of the American Revolution - The Crisis Heats Up!
Learning Target: I can ASSESS how the Stamp Act, the Townshend Acts, and the Boston Massacre began to unit the American colonies into one nation.

Please complete the steps below to prepare for this assignment:

 Follow the directions below.  You will be creating a tab for this assignment after you have added this lesson's learning target to your LiveBinder.

1.  Open the "Learning Targets" tab in your LiveBinder.  Copy the learning target above into your LiveBinder.  

2.  Create a new tab in your LiveBinder titled "The Crisis Heats Up". 

3.  Now click on "content" > "text" > "text-media" option. 


Red Activity:

Assignments to Complete:

Part I: The Stamp Act of 1765

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part I: The Stamp Act"

2.  Conduct an Internet search to define the terms: Stamp Act of 1765, direct tax, protest, Stamp Act Congress, petition, Sons of Liberty, Daughters of Liberty, tar and feather, boycott,
     repeal
in your LiveBinder text box.

3.  Enjoy the rap video about the Stamp Act below:

    

4.  Next explore the resources about the Stamp Act in boxes 4-6 of the materials.

5.  Download a copy of the Stamp Act Cause and Effect Chart and open it in Microsoft Word. 

6.  Use the resources about the Stamp Act in boxes 4-6 of the materials to complete the Stamp Act Cause and Effect Chart.

7.  Save your Stamp Act Cause and Effect Chart to your computer.  Upload your to your Stamp Act Cause and Effect Chart LiveBinder media box.

8.  Look at examples of what the British Stamps during the Stamp Act looked like.  In our LiveBinder text box, list at least 5 things your notice about these stamps. 

     - Stamp Act Image 1  |  Stamp Act Image 2  |  Stamp Act Image 3

9.  When the Stamp Act was finally repealed, Sam Adams and other members of the Sons of Liberty, held a funeral procession for the Stamp Act near Boston Harbor.  Take a moment to examine the political
     cartoon called "The Repeal" which was drawn after the event to be share by newspapers throughout the colonies.    Answer the questions below about the image in your LiveBinder text box:

     A.  The men in the image seem to be involved in what type of event? 

     B.  The large packages and crates on the dock seem to be full of what type of item? 

     C.  Why do you think Sam Adams and the Sons of Liberty chose to hold this type of event after the British finally repealed the Stamp Act?

10.  Based on what you have learned, write a well written paragraph (7-9 sentences) in your Livebinder text box answering the following question:

    *Why do you think members of the Sons of Liberty including Samuel Adams decided to hold a funeral procession following the British repeal of the Stamp Act?  Be sure to explain
     what the Stamp Act was, how Americans protested the Stamp Act, and the symbolism of a funeral in its repeal. 



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Part II: The Townshend Acts

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part II: The Townshend Acts

2.  Please watch this important message from His Highness King George III about a recently passed English Parliament law known as the Townshend Acts

3.  Conduct an Internet search to define the following terms: Townshend Acts 1767, indirect tax, Writs of Assistance, non-importation agreement in your LiveBinder text box.

4.  Next explore the resources about the Townshend Acts in box 10 of the materials You should also carefully explore the information about the Townshend Acts on the History Channel website.  You should
     also explore the following resources to learn even more about the Townshend Acts:  Video 1  |  Video 2  | Video 3

5.  Now in your LiveBinder textbox, answer the following questions about the Townshend Acts:

     A.  Who were the Townshend Acts named after?  What role did he play in the British government?

     B.  Make a list of all of the products that were taxed in America under the Townshend Acts.

     C.  Why did Benjamin Franklin and others believe that Americans would accept the Townshend Acts unlike the Stamp Act?

     D.  How did Americans react to the Townshend Acts?

     E.  What did the English eventually do with the Townshend Acts in America?


6.  In your LiveBinder text box, write a well written paragraph (7-9 sentences) answering the following question:

     Imagine that you are a member of the British Parliament.  Based on what you have learned, what point of view would you hold about the Stamp Act, the Townshend Acts, and the
     American reaction to those laws?  Be sure to include details you have learned in Part I and Part II.
   

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Part III: The Boston Massacre and the Committee of Correspondence. 

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part III: The Boston Massacre and the Committee of Correspondence"

2.  Conduct an Internet search to define the following terms: Boston Massacre, Committee of Correspondence, and propaganda in your LiveBinder text box.

3.  Next explore the resources about the Boston Massacre in box 8 of the materials.  You should also carefully review the materials found on bostonmassacre.net to learn even more about the Boston
     Massacre.  You may also want to review some of the additional resources:   website #1   |  Video #1  |  Video #2  |  Video #3  |  HBO John Adams Boston Massacre Scene

4.  Now in your LiveBinder text box, make a list of at least 10 facts about the Boston Massacre.

5.  After the Boston Massacre, the Sons of Liberty used the event as "propaganda" to help convince more Americans to become patriots.  Paul Revere, a famous member of the Sons of Liberty, crafted an
    engraving illustrating the events surrounding the Boston Massacre.  He also wrote a poem titled "Unhappy Boston" to help explain the events that had taken place.   Paul Reveres engraving and poem were
    shared acorss the 13 Colonies through the Committee of Correspondence and colonial newspapers.  Take a few moments to explore Paul Revere's engraving and to read the poem "Unhappy Boston."

6.  Now in your LiveBinder textbox answer the following questions about Paul Revere's engraving and poem about the Boston Massacre:

    A.  First, look Paul Revere's engraving.  Make a list of at least 5 things you see happening in the engraving. 

    B.  What feelings and attitudes does the poem say the British had at the time of the Boston Massacre?

    C.  According to the poem, Unhappy Boston, what role did the American colonist play in the Boston Massacre? 

    D.  How does Paul Revere successfully use propaganda with both the engraving and the poem "Unhappy Boston?"

    E.  Make a list of at least 3 things you feel are "inaccurate" in Paul Revere's account of the Boston Massacre. 

   
7.  In 1770 one of America's most famous founding fathers, John Adams, defended the British soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre.  John Adam's was the finest lawyer in Boston and believed that the
     soldiers dissevered a fair trial.  Watch John Adams explain to the court why he feels the redcoats were not responsible for the Boston Massacre in the HBO John Adams Mini-Series.

8.  After watching the video, write a well written paragraph (7-9 sentences) answer the following question in your LiveBinder textbox:

    * What reasons did John Adams give to the court for why the British soldiers should not be executed after the Boston Massacre?

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White Activity:

Assignments to Complete:

Part I: The Stamp Act of 1765

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part I: The Stamp Act"

2.  Conduct an Internet search to define the terms: Stamp Act of 1765, protest, Stamp Act Congress, Sons of Liberty, Daughters of Liberty, tar and feather, boycott, repeal in your LiveBinder
     text box.

3.  Enjoy the rap video about the Stamp Act below:

    

4.  Next explore the resources about the Stamp Act in boxes 4-6 of the materials.

5.  Download a copy of the Stamp Act Cause and Effect Chart and open it in Microsoft Word. 

6.  Use the resources about the Stamp Act in boxes 4-6 of the materials to complete the Stamp Act Cause and Effect Chart.

7.  Save your Stamp Act Cause and Effect Chart to your computer.  Upload your to your Stamp Act Cause and Effect Chart LiveBinder media box.

8.  Look at examples of what the British Stamps during the Stamp Act looked like.  In our LiveBinder text box, list at least 3 things your notice about these stamps. 

     - Stamp Act Image 1  |  Stamp Act Image 2  |  Stamp Act Image 3

9.  Now, examine the English Exports To The 13 Colonies Chart to answer the questions below in your LiveBinder text box:

     A. What was the total number of English export in Pounds Sterling in 1764?

     B. What was the total number of English export in Pounds Sterling in 1766?


10.  Based on what you have learned and on the English Exports Chart, write a well written paragraph (5-7 sentences) in your Livebinder text box answering the following question:

    *Do you believe that the American boycott of British goods was a good way to protest against the Stamp Act?  Explain your answer using what you have learned including the data
      found on the English Exports Chart.


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Part II: The Townshend Acts

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part II: The Townshend Acts

2.  Please watch this important message from His Highness King George III about a recently passed English Parliament law known as the Townshend Acts

3.  Conduct an Internet search to define the following terms: Townshend Acts 1767, Writs of Assistance, non-importation agreement in your LiveBinder text box.

4.  Next explore the resources about the Townshend ActsYou should also carefully explore the information about the Townshend Acts on the History Channel website.  You should
     also explore the following resources to learn even more about the Townshend Acts:  Video 1  |  Video 2  | Video 3

5.  Now in your LiveBinder textbox, answer the following questions about the Townshend Acts:

     A.  Make a list of all of the products that were taxed in America under the Townshend Acts.

     B.  How did Americans react to the Townshend Acts?

     C.  What did the English eventually do with the Townshend Acts in America?


6.  In your LiveBinder text box, write a well written paragraph (5-7 sentences) answering the following question:

     *Imagine that you are a member of the Sons of Liberty.  Based on what you have learned, explain how and why you have protested the Stamp Act and the Townshend Act.   

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Part III: The Boston Massacre and the Committee of Correspondence. 

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part III: The Boston Massacre and the Committee of Correspondence"

2.  Conduct an Internet search to define the following terms: Boston Massacre, Committee of Correspondence, and propaganda in your LiveBinder text box.

3.  Next explore the resources about the Boston Massacre in box 8 of the materials.  You should also carefully review the materials found on bostonmassacre.net to learn even more about the Boston
     Massacre.  You may also want to review some of the additional resources:  website #1   |  Video #1  |  Video #2  |  Video #3  |  HBO John Adams Boston Massacre Scene

4.  Now in your LiveBinder text box, make a list of at least 8 facts about the Boston Massacre.

5.  After the Boston Massacre, the Sons of Liberty used the event as "propaganda" to help convince more Americans to become patriots.  Paul Revere, a famous member of the Sons of Liberty, crafted an
    engraving illustrating the events surrounding the Boston Massacre.  He also wrote a poem titled "Unhappy Boston" to help explain the events that had taken place.   Paul Reveres engraving and poem were
    shared acorss the 13 Colonies through the Committee of Correspondence and colonial newspapers.  Take a few moments to explore Paul Revere's engraving and to read the poem "Unhappy Boston."

6.  Now in your LiveBinder textbox answer the following questions about Paul Revere's engraving and poem about the Boston Massacre:

    A.  First, look Paul Revere's engraving.  Make a list of at least 5 things you see happening in the engraving. 

    B.  What are some of the words Paul Revere used to describe the Boston Massacre in his "Unhappy Boston" poem,

    C.  Make a list of at least two things you feel are "inaccurate" in Paul Revere's account of the Boston Massacre. 

   
7.  In 1770 one of America's most famous founding fathers, John Adams, defended the British soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre.  John Adam's was the finest lawyer in Boston and believed that the
     soldiers dissevered a fair trial.  Watch John Adams explain to the court why he feels the redcoats were not responsible for the Boston Massacre in the HBO John Adams Mini-Series.

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Blue Activity:
 Assignments to Complete:

Part I: The Stamp Act of 1765

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part I: The Stamp Act"

2.  Conduct an Internet search to define the terms: Stamp Act of 1765, protest, Stamp Act Congress, Sons of Liberty, boycott, repeal in your LiveBinder text box.

3.  Enjoy the rap video about the Stamp Act below:

      (Chromebooks do not like this video :-(  However we will play it in class.)

4.  Next explore the resources about the Stamp Act in boxes 4-6 of the materials.

5.  Copy and paste the following questions into your LiveBlinder text box:  

      A. What was the "Stamp Act of 1765?"

      B.  Make a list of at least TWO ways The Son's of Liberty protested the Stamp Act

      C.  Eventually, what happened to the Stamp Act in America?  Why did this happen?


6.  Use the resources about the Stamp Act in boxes 4-6 of the materials to answer the questions above in your LiveBinder. 


7.  Look at examples of what the British Stamps during the Stamp Act looked like.  In our LiveBinder text box, list at least 3 things your notice about these stamps. 

     - Stamp Act Image 1  |  Stamp Act Image 2  |  Stamp Act Image 3

8.  Now, examine the English Exports To The 13 Colonies Chart to answer the questions below in your LiveBinder text box:

     A. What was the total number of English export in Pounds Sterling in 1764?

     B. What was the total number of English export in Pounds Sterling in 1766?


9.  In your LiveBinder text box, write a complete sentence answering the following question:

     Why do you think the total number of English exports to American decreased or went down between 1765 and 1767?

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Part II: The Townshend Acts

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part II: The Townshend Acts

2.  Please watch this important message from His Highness King George III about a recently passed English Parliament law known as the Townshend Acts

3.  Conduct an Internet search to define the following term: Townshend Acts 1767, in your LiveBinder text box.

4.  Next explore the resources about the Townshend Acts You should also carefully explore the information about the Townshend Acts on the History Channel website.  You should
     also explore the following resources to learn even more about the Townshend Acts:  Video 1  |  Video 2  | Video 3

5.  Now in your LiveBinder textbox, make a list of all of the products that were taxed in America under the Townshend Acts.
 


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Part III: The Boston Massacre and the Committee of Correspondence. 

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part III: The Boston Massacre and the Committee of Correspondence"

2.  Conduct an Internet search to define the following terms: Boston Massacre, Committee of Correspondence, and propaganda in your LiveBinder text box.

3.  Next explore the resources about the Boston Massacre in box 8 of the materials.  You should also carefully review the materials found on bostonmassacre.net to learn even more about the Boston
     Massacre.  You may also want to review some of the additional resources:   website #1   |  Video #1  |  Video #2  |  Video #3  |  HBO John Adams Boston Massacre Scene

4.  Now in your LiveBinder text box, make a list of at least 5 facts about the Boston Massacre.

5.  After the Boston Massacre, the Sons of Liberty used the event as "propaganda" to help convince more Americans to become patriots.  Paul Revere, a famous member of the Sons of Liberty, crafted an
    engraving illustrating the events surrounding the Boston Massacre.  He also wrote a poem titled "Unhappy Boston" to help explain the events that had taken place.   Paul Reveres engraving and poem were
    shared acorss the 13 Colonies through the Committee of Correspondence and colonial newspapers.  Take a few moments to explore Paul Revere's engraving and to read the poem "Unhappy Boston."

6.  Now in your LiveBinder textbox answer the following questions about Paul Revere's engraving and poem about the Boston Massacre:

    A.  First, look Paul Revere's engraving.  Make a list of at least 3 things you see happening in the engraving. 

    B.  Make a list of at least 3 of the words Paul Revere used to describe the Boston Massacre in his "Unhappy Boston" poem,

   
7.  In 1770 one of America's most famous founding fathers, John Adams, defended the British soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre.  John Adam's was the finest lawyer in Boston and believed that the
     soldiers dissevered a fair trial.  Watch John Adams explain to the court why he feels the redcoats were not responsible for the Boston Massacre in the HBO John Adams Mini-Series.

  
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