Tennessee Academic Standards
TN.8. EIGHTH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES - United States History and Geography: Colonization of North America to Reconstruction
The American Revolution (1700-1783)
Overview: Students will explore the growing tensions between Great Britain and its colonies as well as the major events and outcomes surrounding the American Revolution.
8.13. Explain the significance of the Ohio River Valley leading to the French and Indian War and the events and consequences of the conflict, including: the massacre at Fort Loudoun, the Treaty of Paris of 1763, war debt, and the Proclamation Line of 1763. [C, E, G, H, P, T]
8.15. Analyze the social, political, and economic causes of the events and groups of the American Revolution, including: The Quartering Act, 1765; The Stamp Act, 1765; The Declaratory Act, 1766; The Townshend Acts, 1767; The Boston Massacre, 1770; The Boston Tea Party, 1773; Intolerable/Coercive Acts, 1774; Sons of Liberty [C, E, G, H, P]