American Revolution, Constitution, & a New Nation PowerPoints & Google Slides
This curriculum includes interactive PowerPoints, Google Slides, student questions, and primary source activities on the American Revolution, creation and ratification of the American Constitution, and the beginning of the United States during the George Washington and John Adams presidencies.
Each PowerPoint (or Google Slides) comes with a primary source activity with questions for students to answer. It also includes questions for students to answer while the teacher presents the PPTs. These questions keep the students focused.
Lessons in this bundle include:
Long-term origins of American Revolution
Short-term causes of the American Revolution
Stamp Act (and repeal)
Tea Act and Boston Tea Party
Coercive Act (Intolerable Act)
First Continental Congress
Lexington and Concord
Battle of Bunker Hill
Battle of Saratoga
Siege of Yorktown
Consequences of American Revolution
Articles of Confederation
Attempted coup d’état
Three Branches of government
New Jersey Plan
Ratifying the Constitution
Bill of Rights
Hamilton’s Financial System
New Political Parties (Federalist and Democratic-Republicans)
Alien and Sedition Acts
Revolution of 1800
Marbury versus Madison
… and more!
These presentations touch on all of the above topics and adds more detail. Students will understand American history in great detail.
Files included with each lesson:
• Editable PowerPoint (Google Slides option available)
• Primary Source PDF (Google Drive option available) with questions for students
• Student Study Guide Notes (print for students or load to LMS)
– Students fill in this document during (and after) the presentation
• Teacher Guide PDF (print one copy for you)
These PPTs and Google Slides work with traditional American history textbooks.
How to use these presentation:
- Present the PowerPoint (or Google Slides) in the classroom
- If using Google Slides, click the link provided and copy the slides into your Google Docs (very easy)
- Present the Google Slides via Zoom (if distance learning)
- Present and discuss – while presenting, get students involved and create discussion questions that get students thinking like a historian and comparing historical events to current events
- Print presentation with notes and let students read the slides (and notes)
- Alternatively: have students view the slides, and they present the material in groups
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