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Middle School American History : Revolutionary War, part 2

Many events in the mid 1700's caused the colonists to resent the power of the British. Research about the Stamp Act, the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party. Choose one of the acts by the British and write about the events leading up to it and following it.

Continue to add dates and events to the timeline.

Research the Intolerable Acts. Think about cause and effect in the struggle between the British and the Americans and write a cause and effect statement about the Intolerable Acts.

Research the significance of Paul Revere's Ride.

Research the events of the battles of Lexington and Concord. Find Lexington and Concord on a current map of Massachusetts.

Have your student read a biography of Paul Revere and list some facts about him (in chronological order.)

Read "Paul Revere's Ride" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Make a two column chart in your history notebook. Label the first column "Early Settlers /Colonists" and label the second column "Believers of in Freedom. List the names of the people studied so far in the correct columns.  Be sure to include:
John Adams
Patrick Henry
Samuel Adams
George Washington
John Hancock
Thomas Paine


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