United States Studies: Beginnings to the Industrial Revolution
7 ) Determine causes and events leading to the American Revolution, including the French and Indian War, the Stamp Act, the Intolerable Acts, the Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party.
Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
12 ) Explain ways geographic features and environmental issues have influenced historical events.
Examples: geographic features—fall line, Cumberland Gap, Westward Expansion in the United States, weather conditions at Valley Forge and the outcome of the American Revolution, role of ocean currents and winds during exploration by Christopher Columbus
environmental issues—boundary disputes, ownership of ocean resources, revitalization of downtown areas