Grade 5: US History to Foundation of Country

Standard 3: Revolutionary War

Content Standard 3: The student will examine the foundations of the American nation established during the Revolutionary Era.
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5.3.1
Examine the causes and effects of significant events leading to armed conflict between the thirteen American
colonies and Great Britain including:
A. French and Indian War,
B. Proclamation of 1763,
C. Sugar & Stamp Acts,
D. Townshend Act,
E. Taxation and representation in Parliament,
F. boycotts of British goods and Committees of Correspondence,
G. Quartering Act,
H. Boston Massacre,
I. Tea Act and The Boston Tea Party,
J. Coercive Acts,
K. Lexington and Concord,
L. Common Sense, by Thomas Paine
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5.3.2
Analyze the ideals stated in the Declaration of Independence, drafted by Thomas Jefferson and adopted July 4,
1776, used to:

A. identify natural, unalienable rights, such as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
B. declare the equality of all individuals
C. define the purpose of government
D. establish the principle of self-government and consent of the governed
E. explain specific colonial grievances
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5.3.3
Explain the importance of the Articles of Confederation as the first American national system of government under which the colonies waged a war in order to gain independence.
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5.3.4
Compare the Iroquois Confederacy’s representative government to the early attempts of the colonies to unite as
one nation.
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5.3.5
Compare the advantages and disadvantages of the British and the American colonies at the eve and during the
Revolutionary War, including political and military leadership, military strength, population, resources, foreign alliances,
and motivations for fighting.
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5.3.6
Analyze the relationships of significant military and diplomatic events of the Revolutionary War including the leadership of General George Washington, experiences of Valley Forge, impact of the battles of Bunker Hill, Trenton,
Saratoga, Yorktown, and the Treaty of Paris in 1783.
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5.3.7
Identify the points of view of major groups that remained loyal to Britain, joined the patriot cause, or remained
neutral.

 
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5.3.8
Identify the contributions of key individuals involved in the American Revolution including Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Abigail Adams, Paul Revere, Nathan Hale, John Paul Jones, Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant), Nancy Ward the Beloved Woman of the Cherokee, Marquis de Lafayette, Benjamin Franklin, Mercy Otis Warren, and Phillis Wheatley.