Unit VI: Course and Consequences of the American Revloution


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5.6 Students understand the course and consequences of the American Revolution, in terms of:
1. identifying and mapping the major military battles, campaigns, and turning points of the Revolutionary War, the roles of the American and British leaders, and the Indian leaders' alliances on both sides
2. the contributions of France and other nations and of individuals to the outcome of the Revolution (e.g., Benjamin Franklin's negotiations with the French, the French navy, the Treaty of Paris, The Netherlands, Russia, the Marquis de Lafayette, Kosciuszko, Baron
von Steuben)
3. the different roles women played during the Revolution (e.g., Abigail Adams, Martha Washington, Molly Pitcher, Phillis Wheatley, Mercy Otis Warren).
4. the personal impact and economic hardship of the war on families, problems of financing the war, wartime inflation, and laws against hoarding goods and
materials and profiteering
5. how state constitutions that were established after 1776 embodied the ideals of the American Revolution and helped serve as models for the U.S. Constitution.
6. the significance of land policies developed under the Continental Congress (e.g., sale of western lands, the Northwest Ordinance of 1787) and their impact on American Indian land.
7. how the ideals set forth in the Declaration of Independence changed the way people viewed slavery.

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    Grade: 5

    Topics: History-Social Science