Rising Conflicts in the West


US History The Revolutionary Era Rising Conflicts in the West
Students explore conflicts in the west after the end of the French and Indian War. They learn about Pontiac's War, the Royal Proclamation of 1763 passed by Great Britain, and the colonists' response to the proclamation.

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In this experience, students explore conflicts in the west after the end of the French and Indian War. They learn about Pontiac’s War, the Royal Proclamation of 1763 passed by Great Britain, and the colonists’ response to the proclamation.

Objectives:

  • Describe conflicts in the west after the French and Indian War.
  • Explain how Britain attempted to ease tensions with the Proclamation of 1763.


In this experience, you’ll explore some of the outcomes of the French and Indian War.

Objectives:

  • Describe conflicts in the west after the French and Indian War.
  • Explain how Britain attempted to ease tensions with the Proclamation of 1763.




Daniel Boone Escorting Settlers through the Cumberland Gap


This picture shows Daniel Boone leading a group of settlers. Daniel Boone was born in the colony of Pennsylvania in 1734. As a teenager, he moved to North Carolina. He joined a military expedition during the French and Indian War, but was best known for his westward expeditions after the war.


What word or phrase comes to mind when you think of Daniel Boone? If you want to list more than one, separate them with a comma, like this: apple, orange.

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Most students know Daniel Boone as a famous frontiersman who wore a raccoon-skin cap. They might list words like frontier, settler, explore, westward, coonskin cap, Kentucky.

They may know he blazed a trail across the Appalachian Mountains into Kentucky, leading the way for the colonists to expand westward.

What they might not know is that Daniel Boone was breaking the law when he set out west. Let them know they’ll find out more in this lesson.


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