Utah Core Standards
UT.II. United States Studies: Students will understand the chronology and significance of key events leading to self-government.
II.B. The English colonies in North America began to organize and discuss creating an independent form of government separate from England's rule. After making their case in their Declaration of Independence, the colonies engaged in a Revolutionary war that culminated in their independence and the creation of a new nation, the United States of America.
II.1: Describe how the movement toward revolution culminated in a Declaration of Independence.
II.1.a. Explain the role of events that led to declaring independence (e.g., French and Indian War, Stamp Act, Boston Tea Party).
II.1.b. Analyze arguments both for and against declaring independence using primary sources from Loyalist and patriot perspectives.
II.1.c. Explain the content and purpose for the Declaration of Independence.
II.2: Evaluate the Revolutionary War's impact on self-rule.
II.2.a. Plot a time line of the key events of the Revolutionary War.
II.2.b. Profile citizens who rose to greatness as leaders.
II.2.c. Assess how the Revolutionary War changed the way people thought about their own rights.
II.2.d. Explain how the winning of the war set in motion a need for a new government that would serve the needs of the new states.