Unit 5 Fifth Grade Scott Foresman Social Studies Study Guide

Describe Thomas Paine’s common sense and why did she write it
He argued that people should have the right to govern themselves he also wrote common sense to persuade people to fight for freedom and democracy
Why did the colonial representative meet at the First Continental Congress
They met to form an opinion and opposition to the Stamp Act
List three ways the colonists protested the actions of the British
1. Boston tea party , they dressed as Indians and dump tea into the harbor

2. Made speeches and used propaganda

3. Sons of liberty which they burned stamps and threatened tax agents

Besides declaring independence from Britain what else did declaration of independence discuss
It describes how the British abused the colonists which included freedom of speech and action