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Social Studies
  Grade Level:   5  
  EALR:   2. ECONOMICS The student applies understanding of economic concepts and systems to analyze decision-making and the interactions between individuals, households, businesses, governments, and societies.  
  Component:   2.3 Understands the government's role in the economy.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   2.3.1 Understands the impact of the British government on the economy of the thirteen colonies.  
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-Explains how British taxes on tea and sugar affected the distribution of goods in the colonies.
-Explains how the Stamp Act imposed by British Parliament affected the economy of the colonies by requiring the purchase of a tax stamp for all legal documents.
-Examines the reasons why colonists chose to dump tea into the Boston Harbor on December 16, 1773.
Suggested Unit
  • U.S.—Independence