Impact of the Enlightenment and the American Revolution

September 13, 2018 by mrcaseyhistory

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Quaestio: How revolutionary was the American Revolution?

PowerPoint: American Revolution

Classwork:
American Revolution Notes & Questions
American Revolution Discussion Organizer

Was the American Revolution revolutionary?  Did the extent to which it was or was not revolutionary impact its chance at success?
How did geography play a role in the success of the American Revolution?
Why is the American Revolution not the same as the War of Independence?
How do we reconcile American ideals with American history? Is it possible to separate them? Do you think the founders were sincere?

Homework Day 1:
French Revolution VBQ

 

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