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Standard 5.0 History

Topic C. Conflict between Ideas and Institutions

Indicator 1. Examine and explain the role of religious, social and political institutions in America at the end of the American Revolution

Objective a. Analyze the political effects of the American Revolution on American society and culture

Brief Constructed Response (BCR) Item

Assuming the perspective of correspondents to the United States during the time of and just after the American Revolution, have students write news reports describing how the Revolution changed the outlook of everyday Americans regarding a variety of cultural topics, including education, country vs. statehood, meritocracy, and the role of women.

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