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Season of Independence

Big Idea 1: The British Empire on the Eve of Revolution

In the lead-up to American independence, British North America had a diverse population while under rule of the British monarchy.
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Big Idea 2: Decision-Making and Civic Engagement in Revolutionary America

How were the people of British North America governed, and how did they protest to make there voices heard?
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Big Idea 3: Timelining Independence

Which events over the course of a decade shaped the revolutionary decision-making of the colonists?
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Big Idea 4: Support for Independence

Trace how the idea of gaining independence rose through colonies, even as tensions rose and support became more dangerous.
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Big Idea 5: Opposition to Independence

Not every colonist supported independence from Great Britain. Read about which colonists objected to independence and how they resisted.
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Big Idea 6: The People and Perspectives In Between

The Revolutionary War forced many people to choose a side, even if they did not want to. Read about the people and perspectives caught in between.
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Big Idea 7: Drafting the Declaration

Learn about who drafted the Declaration of Independence and how they drafted the document as the Revolutionary cause hung in the balance.
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Big Idea 8: After the Declaration: What Happens Next?

July 4 may have been the day that the Declaration of Independence was approved, and a new nation emerged, but the consequences of the Declaration would extend far into the future.
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Season of Independence Teacher Resources

Explore modular activities, worksheets, and more, aligned to national history standards, to help your students dig into the Season of Independence interactive.
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Season of Independence Primary Sources

Take a closer look at the primary sources the Museum used to inform its storytelling in building the Season of Independence interactive feature.
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Season of Independence Glossary

This glossary provides definitions to useful terms found throughout the Season of Independence interactive feature and its related teacher resources.
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Season of Independence Interactive: Explore the spread of support for American independence from January to July of 1776.

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