Lesson 06: Why Did American Colonists Want to Free Themselves from Great Britain?

Lesson 06: Why Did American Colonists Want to Free Themselves from Great Britain?

The growth of the American colonies raised issues with the parent country, Great Britain, that were difficult to resolve peacefully. This lesson describes the circumstances that produced the Declaration of Independence and the major ideas about government and natural rights included in that document. The Declaration of Independence was born from growing unrest and discontent with the “long Train of Abuses” committed by Great Britain. \n

We the People
Center for Civic Education

Essential Question

Common Core Standards

RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.2 - Main Ideas

Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Levels

Assignment

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