Learning Exercise

Official Document at the National Archives

This assignment explores the causes of the American Revolution and the impact of the Revolution on politics, the economy, and society.
Course: US History I

National Archives Web site with links to U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence and many other documents. see more


Concept Map: Locate the original copy of the Declaration of Independence at the following site: http://archives.gov/historical-docs/document.html?doc=1&title.raw=Declaration%20of%20Independence . Read the entire document. After reading the document, create a concept map which identifies the fundamental ideas of the Declaration of Independence. Post to the discussion board for class discussion. As a class, come to consensus on the fundamental ideas of the Declaration of Independence.

Technical Notes

Author Pattie Morton


The American Revolution: The Decision for Independence

Type of Task

Learning Objectives

Describe the events that led to the signing of the Declaration of Independence.