Help students structure their understanding of the causes of the War for Independence with this graphic organizer. The chart is structured to aid students in defining the various British policies introduced in the lead-up to the shots fired at Lexington and Concord. With each policy, students can fill in information as to the cause of that policy as well as the effect the policy had on colonial unrest. Using this chart aids students in dissecting the cause-effect relationship of events that led the colonies from a harmonious relationship with Great Britain from the end of the French-Indian War to open rebellion in 1775.
Want to engage students even more in exploring the events leading up to the War for Independence? Check out Interactive Timeline of the Causes of the American Revolution