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Title: Declaration of Independence


1
Declaration of Independence
  • Shannon Bruns
  • Whitney Nash
  • Lindsay Smith

2
Standard
  • SS4H4 The student will explain the causes,
    events, and results of the American Revolution.
  • Explain the writing of the Declaration of
    Independence include who wrote it, how it was
    written, why it was necessary, and how it was a
    response to tyranny and the abuse of power.

3
FACTS
  • Great Britain ruled its colonies in America for
    over 150 years. Making the colonists obey British
    laws and give money to the government.
  • Americans became angry and decided they wanted
    their independence.
  • In 1775, a war broke out.
  • George Washington was the
  • leader of the American troops.

4
FACTS
  • Also during this time, the Declaration of
    Independence was written.
  • The main author of the statement was Thomas
    Jefferson. In the declaration, he explained why
    Americans should be free from British rule.
  • The leaders agreed to declare independence on
    July 4, 1776. The Liberty Bell was rung to
    celebrate
  • In 1783, Great Britain agreed to peace with the
    United States, which made it a new country.

5
The Declaration of Independence
  • Brain Pop Video

6
CENTERS
  • Declaration of Independence Lingo
  • What is tyranny? What is a colony? What does
    grievance mean?
  • Meet the Signers
  • Who were the people that signed the Declaration
    of Independence? Why were they important?
  • The Writing of the Declaration of Independence
  • What did the statement say? Who were the signers?
    What might you add or change to the statement
    today?
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