Social Studies - 2018-19
VUS.4d - Colonial Victory
The student will apply social science skills to understand the issues and events leading to and during the Revolutionary Period by
d) analyzing the competing factors that led to colonial victory in the Revolutionary War;
Unit Essential Questions
How do systems, ideas, or beliefs change over time?
How does the US Constitution shape our lives as Americans?
How does democracy shape the American experience?
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
Competing factors in Europe led to the American victory over the British.
Despite Britain’s military superiority, the colonists achieved victory in the American Revolution through the efforts of colonial military and political leaders.
Competing advantages of the opposing forces
Britain had a more powerful military, as its army was well-trained and well-equipped, along with a superior navy; however, the war continued to lose popular support in Britain.
American colonists had the advantages of fighting a defensive war and having a committed political leadership.
Developments leading to colonial victory in the Revolutionary War
American victory at the Battle of Saratoga led to the Treaty of Alliance negotiated by Ben Franklin with France
American victory at the Battle of Yorktown under the command of George Washington with the assistance of the French army and navy
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Declaration of Independence
French and Indian War
Boston Tea Party
First Continental Congress
Treaty of Alliance with France
Battle of Yorktown
Proclamation of 1763
Lexington and Concord