While George Washington was leading the Continental Army against the British, Thomas Jefferson was writing a document that would be used to declare America's separation from England—The Declaration of Independence. Students identify some of the people who fought for the rights of Americans. Once free, the planning of a new government began with the writing of our Constitution. Realize that our country's government is based on a constitution and learn the changes made to our constitution. Appreciate the significance of the Constitution. Learn the formation of the three branches of the national government.
Learn why American colonists decided not live under the rule of the British King any longer and revolted with resistance and war.