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American Revolution Inquiry

Setting the Stage
Read the following excerpt from the Declaration of Independence aloud: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Students discuss the meaning of this sentence. ​
 
Supporting Questions
How were Native Americans impacted by the Revolutionary War?
 
How were African Americans impacted by the Revolutionary War?
 
How were women impacted by the Revolutionary War?
 
Formative Assessment
Write a paragraph explaining the impact of the Revolutionary War on Native Americans using evidence from the documents.
 
Write a paragraph explaining the impact of the Revolutionary War on African Americans using evidence from the documents.
 
Write a paragraph explaining the impact of the Revolutionary War on women using evidence from the documents.
 
Argument
Write an argumentative essay explaining the ways Native Americans, African Americans, and women were impacted by the American Revolution.
 
Extension
Research the impact of the American Revolution on the workers.
 
Taking Informed Action
Write an article for online publication discussing the impact of a current event on a particular group in the local community.