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Caroline, an Enslaved House Servant

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Caroline, an enslaved house servant at Mount Vernon, discusses the substitution of home-grown herbs for tea, which was previously imported from England. The use of home-grown and homemade items at Mount Vernon decreased the residents' dependency on the British. Special thanks to George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens. Visit for more information. Tags: mount Vernon, Washington, revolutionary war. Political revolution, slavery, history, social studies, freedom >
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Last Updated January 2, 2013

Alabama Course of Study
Alabama Social Studies

Grade 5
7.) Identify events leading to the American Revolution, including the Frend and Indian War, the Stamp Act, the Intolerable Acts, the Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party.
8a.) Describe the social and political impact of the Declaration of Independence.
8b.) Explain the role of key leaders and major events of the Revolutionary War.

Grade 10
3.) Trace the chronology of events leading to the American Revolution.

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
U. S. History
Grades 5-12
  • Understands the causes of the American Revolution, the ideas and interests involved in forging the revolutionary movement, and the reasons for the American victory
  • Understands the impact of the American Revolution on politics, economy, and society
7.) ERA 7: AN AGE OF REVOLUTIONS, 1750-1914
The student in grades 5-12 should understand
  • the causes and consequences of political revolutions in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
  • major global trends from 1750 to 1914.

Last updated December 28, 2012

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