The year is 1775 and big changes are about to take place in the American Colonies. Many people are angry with King George for the way he has been treating the colonies. They believe that the colonies should be free and independent. Others, however, feel that as English subjects they must do what the King orders and always remain loyal. Then there are those who haven't yet decided which side is correct. Either way, they know that hardships lie ahead. What side would you decided to follow?
Power Point from class Patriot or Loyalist?click to open /userfiles/251/Classes/17601/patriot%20vs.%20loyalist%20pp.ppt
Power Point from class The Enlightenment & the American Revolution /userfiles/251/Classes/17601/The%20Enlightenment%20%20the%20American%20Revolution-2.ppt
To Fight or not to Fight questions /userfiles/251/Classes/17601/Fight%20or%20not%20improved%20for%202013-0.doc
Loyalists, Fence-sitters, and Patriots intresting article click on the links down the side of this page for more info http://www.ushistory.org/us/11b.asp
Video link British Loyalists vs. American Patriots http://education-portal.com/academy/lesson/british-loyalists-vs-american-patriots-during-the-american-revolution.html#lesson
Writing Your Position Paper:
Each student will prepare and present to the class a position paper regarding the American Revolution as one of the following:
(1) Patriot - Write an essay that states and defends your position as an American Patriot, advocating for Independence in 1775. Include in your essay:
A) What is your position, and what exactly does it mean to be a patriot?
B) What events led you to decide to be a patriot, and why? Give examples that support your decision.
C) Should others join you in voting "yes" for independence, and why?
(2) Loyalist - Write an essay that states and defends your position as a Loyal British Subject. Include in your essay:
A) What is your position, and what exactly does it mean to be a loyalist?
B) What events led you to decide to be a loyalist, and why? Give examples that support your decision
C) Should others join you in voting "No" on independence, and why?