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The American Founding in Practice: Ideals vs. Reality
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The United States was founded on the principles of natural rights, equality, and classical republicanism, but how well did it actually live up to these ideals? In this lecture, Professor Rob McDonald of the US Military Academy at West Point describes the conflict between the ideals of the American Revolution and the unfortunate realities of the time.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Institute for Humane Studies
Author:
Rob McDonald
Date Added:
10/31/2017
America's Founding: Why Our Founding Fathers Risked It All
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Have you ever stopped to think about the incredible risks the Founding Founders took when they rebelled against British authority? They were starting a war with the greatest military power of the time even though they did not have a mighty fighting force themselves. And they were fighting for a type of government that most people thought was impossible. In this video mini-course, Professor Sarah Burns of the Rochester Institute of Technology explains the historical and philosophical context of the American Revolution from the changing role of the British army in the colonies to Radical Whig theory.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Institute for Humane Studies
Author:
Sarah Burns
Date Added:
07/04/2016
Ladder To Independence
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It is important for students to understand the steps leading up to the war with Great Britain. This interactive video and assignment helps students understand all that took place in our fight for independence. 

Subject:
Higher Education
U.S. History
Social Science
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Author:
Jennifer Klein
Date Added:
05/26/2021
Revolutionary War Timeline Checklist
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This is a checklist meant to help guide students through their own Revolutionary War research project. Utilizing this checklist, students will be able to create a meaningful teaching tool (a timeline) to help others learn about the major events leading to the Revolutionary War as well as the major battles fought in South Carolina during the war. 

Subject:
Elementary Education
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Author:
Hannah Frederick
Date Added:
09/26/2021
Teaching With Documents: Lesson Plans
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This section contains reproducible copies of primary documents from the holdings of the National Archives of the United States, teaching activities correlated to the National History Standards and National Standards for Civics and Government and cross-curricular connections.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
National Archives and Records Administration
Provider Set:
Teaching With Documents
Date Added:
08/26/1999
To Go to War?
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Students will be able to infer arguments both for and against the Colonies going to war and not going to war with Great Britain based on a short video clip from the movie "The Patriot."

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Robert Campbell
Date Added:
07/14/2017