At the conclusion of the French and Indian War in 1763, Britain's North American colonies enjoyed a privileged status within the empire: business was good, taxes were low and religious tolerance was high. Nevertheless, within fifteen years, the colonies would be in open rebellion.
This seven question short-answer worksheet traces the American Revolution from its origins in Britain's unfair trade practices and the inflammatory prose of Thomas Paine, up to the war's turning point at the Battle of Saratoga.
This worksheet will challenge students' reading, researching, comprehension, analytical and writing skills, as well as their understanding of how colonial a tax dispute spiraled into all-out war.
Perfect as an in-class activity, take-home assignment or review sheet!
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