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American Revolution - The Causes, the People, and the Important Events Webquest

  • Go to the class website at Powell county schools (Schools, Teacher Websites, Clapp)

  • Click on World Civilizations- 5th Period

  • Click on American Revolution Webquest under the Class Files and Links

  • Answer the following questions by first clicking on the hyperlinks and then searching the web sites and record your answers on your paper.

In the Beginning
1. What was signed in 1763? By whom was it signed?

2. What did it say? (Try to use your own words to explain)

3. When was the Sugar Act passed? (Be sure to use the link highlighted in this question to find the answer, as it provides the answer to numbers 4-7 as well)

4. What was passed in 1765? Name 8 items which were taxed.

5. What happened on December 16, 1773?

6. What event happened on March 5, 1770?

7. Describe in your own words what happened on this day.

8. Who actually hung the two lanterns in the Old North Church on April 18, 1775?

9. What were the Intolerable Acts?

10. Name the 4 laws which were passed in this Act.

Important People of the American Revolution

11. On what date did Paul Revere make his historic ride?

12. Who went with Paul Revere on this ride?

13. On what night of the week did Revere make this ride?

14. The following quotes came from the time period during the Revolutionary War. Who said each of them?

"Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here."

"I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."

Battles of the Revolutionary War

Go to History Place and fill in the blanks with the appropriate words:

15. At dawn on April 19 about 70 armed Massachusetts militiamen stand face to face on Lexington Green with the British advance guard. An unordered “________ ____________ ___________________ __________” begins the _____________________ __________.

16. After Lexington, where did the British go?

17. How far is it from Lexington, Massachusetts to Concord, Massachusetts?

18. What were the British and American losses (dead and wounded) at Bunker Hill?

19. Who was the commander of the British forces who ordered his troops to destroy the military stores at Concord in April of 1775?

20. What Revolutionary War battle was fought on October 7, 1780?

21. On what date was the battle of Trenton, NJ fought?

22. Where was Washington defeated on September 11, 1777?

23. Where was he defeated on October 4, 1777?


24. What was one of the most commonly used (popular) weapons of the Revolutionary War?

25. What was the most powerful weapon used?

26. Name two other weapons used in the Revolutionary War.

27. What young woman posed as a man so that she could serve for the American Army in the War for Independence?

28. What were the names of the two sisters who stole an important message from British soldiers and carried it to General Greene of the American Army?

29. Name one other woman who aided the cause of the American Army.


30. Who made up the Committee of 5 men who drafted the Declaration of Independence?

Fill in the blanks to complete this sentence from the Declaration of Independence:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created ______________, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are __________, ______________ and the pursuit of ___________________.”
A New Nation
31. On what date was the Revolutionary War officially ended? (When did Congress declare an end to the war?)

32. On what date did Washington deliver his inaugural address in New York City?

33. Who served as President after Washington?

34. What events happened on March 4, 1789, and March 4, 1793? (You will be taken to an Almanac on the CNN site that shows the year as 1998. Ignore the year, click on the specified date, and then click on the link for "On This Day" and you will see the events for that day in history.)

Once, you are finished, Turn-In (100 Points) and play one of the Geography games at www.sheppardsoftware.com

Copyright permission granted from Jan Purnell has been granted for use by students from Powell County Schools only. The original Webquest is found at http:/mrspskids.tripod.com/rwhunt.html

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