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Bell Ringer: Marquis de Lafayette and the American Revolution

Marquis de Lafayette and the American Revolution

Marquis de Lafayette -- portrayed by Colonial Williamsburg’s Mark Schneider talked about Lafayette's decision to fight in the American Revolution. He spoke about the enlightenment ideals that inspired Lafayette to come to America and participate in the revolution.

Description

Marquis de Lafayette -- portrayed by Colonial Williamsburg’s Mark Schneider talked about Lafayette's decision to fight in the American Revolution. He spoke about the enlightenment ideals that inspired Lafayette to come to America and participate in the revolution.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Describe the life of Marquis de Lafayette prior to coming to America.
  • Why did Marquis de Lafayette want to fight in the American Revolution?
  • What ideas were a part of this Age of Reason that Lafayette describes?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Age Of Reason
    • American Revolution
    • Continental Congress
    • Duke Of Gloucester
    • Enlightenment
    • King George
    • Marquis De Lafayette
    • Montesquieu
    • Queen Anne
    • Regiment
    • Rousseau
    • Voltaire

    Topics

    U.S. HistoryWorld History

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh School