Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
In the eighteenth century, Enlightenment-based ideas of freedom and equality swept through the British colonies. This unit traces the effects of those ideas and the impact on diverse groups such as British Loyalists, Revolutionary leaders, Native Americans, yeoman farmers, and enslaved blacks.
The Enlightenment inspired many colonists to challenge England’s governance, providing an importance impetus for the Revolution. More
Some African Americans, white women, and white yeoman farmers used political rhetoric to argue for their own rights; Loyalists and most Native Americans found little in these ideals to support their own interests. More
During this period, the writing of state constitutions provided crucial, but contested, opportunities to put democratic concepts into practice. More