Help students understand where the ideas that fueled the writing of the Declaration of Independence came from. The roots of the American Revolution go deep in history. Starting with the birth of Democracy in Ancient Greece. Then those ideals are expanded on by the writers of the Enlightenment, like Locke and Rousseau. These ideas led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence. Soon this document would lead to a much wider Revolutionary War against the world’s super power: Great Britain. Students are taking the roles of the leaders of the individual colonies as they try to work together to defeat the British. This is set as the colonies struggle to come up with the money to finance the war and look to start the greatest political experiment in the history of the world!