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Democracy: Political System of the People (1763-1783)

What were different groups fighting for in the American Revolution?

Topic 1: Where Is Everybody?

This inquiry kit features Library of Congress sources and identifies areas occupied by Native Americans and owned by European countries in colonial America.

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Topic 2: King George Covers His Ears and Closes His Eyes

This inquiry kit features Library of Congress sources focused on the protests that led to the American Revolution.

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Topic 3: Slavery in the Colonies

This inquiry kit features Library of Congress sources and examines the role and impact of slavery in colonial America.

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Topic 4: Cartoons Tell the Story

This inquiry kit features Library of Congress sources and examines the role and impact of political cartoons during the American War of Independence.

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Topic 5: Come to My Party, If You Know What’s Good For You

This inquiry kit features Library of Congress sources relating to the major political parties in colonial America.

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