Chapter 4 Learning Objectives

SECTION 1 "The Stirrings of Rebellion" revolutionary_spirit.jpg
  1. Summarize colonial resistance to British taxation.
  2. Trace the mounting tension in Massachusetts.
  3. Summarize the battles of Lexington and Concord.

SECTION 2 "Ideas Help Start a Revolution"
  1. Examine efforts made to avoid bloodshed as the colonies hovered between war and peace.
  2. Summarize the philosophical and political ideas of the Declaration of Independence.
  3. Contrast the attitudes of Loyalists and Patriots.

SECTION 3 "Struggling Toward Saratoga"
  1. Trace the progress of the war through the turning point at Saratoga and winter at Valley Forge.
  2. Examine the colonial economy and civilian life during the Revolution.

SECTION 4 "Winning the War"
  1. Describe the war contributions of European allies.
  2. Trace the Revolution in the Southern colonies.
  3. Summarize the British surrender at Yorktown.
  4. Recognize the symbolic value of the Revolution.


Chapter 4 Power Point Presentations

Washington Firing First Cannon at Seige of Yorktown

Chapter 4 Assignments

Chapter 4 Quiz on Tuesday, 9.9.14
In-Class Assignments
Reading Assignments
Readings are due the next school day unless otherwise noted.
Homework Assignments
Assignments are due the next school day unless otherwise noted.
  • Section 4-1 pp.96-102
  • Section 4-2 pp. 103-108.
  • Complete Section 4-1 Questions and email them when finished.
  • Discuss the Battle of Bunker Hill.
  • Discuss colonial attempts to avoid war.
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the British and Continental armies.
  • Discuss the significance of Thomas Paine's Common Sense.
  • Examine the Declaration of Independence
    • Discuss the reasons for independence listed in the Declaration
    • Discuss the complaints the colonists made against King George III and Great Britain: Was the Revolution Justified?
  • Section 4-3 pp. 113-117 and Section 4-4 pp. 118-123
  • No written homework
  • In your notes, answer the following questions for the Battle for New York, the Battle of Trenton, and the Battle of Saratoga:
    • Who won each battle?
    • Why did they win the battle?
    • What is the significance of the battle?
    • Then, identify which of the battles is considered the turning point of the American Revolution and describe why it is considered the turning point
  • No reading assignment
  • No written homework
  • Chapter 4 Quiz on Tuesday, 9.9.14
  • Read pp. 118-119 and describe how European allies contributed to America's success in the war
  • Discuss the British surrender at Yorktown
  • Discuss the terms of the Treaty of Paris of 1783
  • Discuss the social impact of the war, including the idea of egalitarianism and the failure of the war to impact women and African Americans
  • Chapter 4 Quiz on Tuesday
  • Read Section 5-1 pp. 132-137
  • No written homework

Chapter 4 Quiz Review:

  • Stamp Act
  • Samuel Adams
  • Sons of Liberty
  • Boston Massacre
  • Boston Tea Party
  • Intolerable Acts
  • Thomas Paine - Common Sense
  • Loyalists vs. Patriots
  • Battles: Lexington, Concord, Bunker Hill, New York, Trenton, Saratoga, Yorktown
  • Marquis de Lafayette
  • Treaty of Paris 1783
  • Egalitarianism
  • Study Questions
    • What were the strengths and weaknesses of the Continentals? of the British?
    • Whose ideas did Thomas Jefferson draw on when writing the Declaration of Independence?
    • Which event marked the low point in the war for the Continental Army?
    • What are the legacies of the American Revolution?