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The American Revolution was a political battle that took place between 1765 and 1783 during which colonists in the Thirteen American Colonies rejected the British monarchy and aristocracy, overthrew the authority of Great Britain, and founded the United States of America. See the fact file below for more information and American Revolution facts.
- The American Revolution, also known as the Revolutionary War, began in 1775.
- British soldiers and American patriots started the war with battles at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts.
- Colonists in America wanted independence from England.
- The British government attempted to pass some laws, enforce several taxes, and increase more control over the colonies. The colonies strongly objected to these laws and taxes. They wanted England to have no control over them.
- For ten years before the war actually started, there was a lot of tension between England and the colonies.
- The colonies had no central government at the beginning of the war, so delegates from all the colonies were sent to form the first Continental Congress.
- George Washington, a former military officer and wealthy Virginian, was appointed Commander in Chief of the Continental Army.
- Members of the Continental Congress wrote a letter to King George of England outlining their complaints and declaring their independence from England.
- On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, in which the colonies declared their independence from England.
- The war ended in 1783, and the United States of America was born.
American Revolution Worksheets
This bundle includes 14 ready-to-use American Revolution worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about the many events, places, and people that make up the infamous American Revolution. These worksheets are cross-curricular and can be used in Social Studies as well in English Language Arts.
Included American Revolution Worksheets:
Crossing the Delaware
Using the included text, students will answer a quiz that tests their knowledge and understanding of the crossing of the Delaware river by the Continental Army.
Students will observe a painting of George Washington crossing the Delaware from 1851 and answer questions about the artwork and what they think of it.
Causes of American Revolution Quiz
Using the provided list of American Revolution causes, students will answer a series of fill in the blank quiz questions to test their knowledge.
Patriots vs Loyalists
There are two worksheets here for students to write arguments for both the Patriots and the Loyalists, as well as a critical thinking exercise focused on a famous painting.
The Liberty Bell
Using their own research, students will answer a set of 8 questions about the Liberty Bell, including where it was made, when it first cracked and how big the crack was.
This section includes three fill in the blank biographies for six famous heroes of the American Revolution. Students will need to research and identify each of them.
The Boston Massacre
Using the included source material, students will learn about the Boston Massacre and then answer a series of 6 true or false questions about the events.
What is “Branding of the Thumb”?
Using their own research, students will need to fill in the blanks and answer questions about “branding of the thumb”, an olden style punishment for soldiers during the Boston Massacre.
The Tea Act Word Search
The included fact file will be used by students to expand their knowledge of the Tea Act of 1773, which can then be used to complete the word search worksheet.
Design Your Own Stamp
Students will learn about the Stamp Act of 1765, imposed by the British on the American colonies, and then design their own unique stamp with the provided worksheet.
Use With Any Curriculum
These worksheets have been specifically designed for use with any international curriculum. You can use these worksheets as-is, or edit them using Google Slides to make them more specific to your own student ability levels and curriculum standards.