Social Studies - 2018-19

VUS.4a - French and Indian War

The student will apply social science skills to understand the issues and events leading to and during the Revolutionary Period by

a) describing the results of the French and Indian War;


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS


Unit Themes

Unit Essential Questions

Change  

How do systems, ideas, or beliefs change over time?

Constitutional Principles

How does the US Constitution shape our lives as Americans?  

Government

How does democracy shape the American experience?


UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

The French and Indian War was a component of a wider struggle between European powers. It resulted in British dominance of North America and increased tensions between Britain and its North American colonies.

ESSENTIALS

The French and Indian War 

 Caused by conflict between Britain and France over territory and resources 

 Was the first step on the road to the American Revolution 

 Colonials, including military leader George Washington, participated in the British war effort

Results of the French and Indian War 

 Terms of the Treaty of Paris, 1763 

 British war debt 

 Increased tension between Britain and its colonies resulted as Britain shifted from its policy of salutary neglect to a more active role in colonial affairs beginning with the Proclamation of 1763


KEY VOCABULARY

Terms & Events
People

Places

Enlightenment

Natural Rights

Social Contract

Ordered Liberty

Sovereignty

Common Sense

Declaration of Independence

Franchise

Anglo-

French and Indian War

Stamp Act

Boston Tea Party

First Continental Congress

Boston Massacre

American Revolution

Treaty of Alliance with France

Battle of Yorktown

John Locke

Thomas Paine

Thomas Jefferson

Minutemen

Patrick Henry

George Washington


Proclamation of 1763

Lexington and Concord

 (Massachusetts)

Patriots

Loyalists (Tories)

Neutrals

Ben Franklin



Updated: May 18, 2018