Ryan H

2016

Table of Contents

  1. All about the causes of the American Revolution
  2. Focus Topic: Battle of Lexington & Concord
  3. Mini Story: Diary Entry of a Soldier
  4. Essay: Why the Battles of Lexington and Concord Are Important
  5. King George III
  6. Focus Topic: The Battles of Bunker Hill
  7. Diary Entries of a Redcoat

Chapter 1: All About the American Revoltution

King George III had taxed the colonists. He taxed tea and sugar, and did the stamp act too! He taxed paint and paper. All the acts made the colonists mad. They were mad because they didn't have a say in the Parliament. They had to keep paying their money to King George III. The colonists were forced to have Redcoats live in their houses. They had to pay for their food and bed.


King George III stopped all the taxes except the tax on tea. That made the Patriots mad. The Sons of Liberty did the Boston Tea Party. In the book, "What was the Boston Tea Party" Kathleen Krull said, "No one worked harder than Sam Adams to get rid of the tea tax. He didn't even like the taste of tea!" They dressed up as Native Americans to dump the Kings tea into the Boston Harbor. King George III was very angry. This proves that the Patriots were angry with the King's taxes.


Another reason that the American Revolution happened was because of the Boston Massacre. The Patriots yelled insults like lobster backs. At the end of the event 5 Patriots were killed and 11 were wounded. The Patriots were not very happy about this!

Chapter 2: Focus Topic on the Battles of Lexington and Concord

In this focus topic you will learn about the battles Lexington and Concord, what happened after the battles, causes of the battles and Paul Reveres ride.


Causes of the Battle of Lexington and Concord


One cause of the Battles of Lexington and Concord was the Boston tea party.That was when the Sons of Liberty dressed like Indians and dumped tea into the Boston harbor. They did this because they did not like tax on tea. Redcoats marched to Concord at night to burn weapons and supplies. The colonists were aware of their arrival because of Paul Revere.


Paul Revere


Paul Revere was at the Boston Tea Party. He was dressed as a Native American to dump tea into the Boston Harbor. But he is not famous for that. He is famous for his midnight ride. He is a famous messenger. His big line is, "The Redcoats are coming! The Redcoats are coming!" He yelled this as he rode to warn the colonists. Without this the colonists might not had known that the redcoats were coming.


The Battles


The Battles of Lexington and Concord were won overall by the Patriots. About two hundred and fifty redcoats shot by the minutemen on their retreat back to Boston. This is known as the first battle of the war.

Chapter 3: Mini Story of a Soldier

"Stay armed!" Captain Parker said. I went home with my dad. I went to go outside and saw about what looked like 1,000 redcoats, I ran inside and up the stairs to tell my dad. He handed me a gun and gunpowder. I hopped out the back window to find Captain Parker. After about 4-5 minutes I had found him with 25 minutemen.


Suddenly I heard gunfire. A redcoat was shot dead. I aimed and BOOM! Two more fell dead. The redcoats started to retreat to Boston. I ran and hid behind a stone wall. I fired again but forgot to load a bullet. A redcoat shot me in the arm. I struggled to reload my gun. I fell to the ground. The thud made me bite my tongue. I could taste the blood in my mouth. I tried to run away. My sleeve was stained with blood and my arm was burning...


I looked around. Everyone was gone. The road was covered in blood...

Chapter 4: Essay: Why the Battles of Lexington and Concord were important

The battle of Lexington and Concord was an important event leading up to the war, Because they were the first battles of the war. The patriots hid their weapons and supplies, and most of all they had a new fighting style. One reason that the Battle and Lexington and Concord to the war is because they wanted to be free from Great Britain.The patriots were not going to give up and prove they could defeat the most powerful army in the world. Another reason The battles of Lexington and Concord were important is because the patriots needed supplies and weapons to fight the war.The Patriots took weapons from Great Britain ,they hid important people like Sam Adams and John Hancock.

Another reason the Battles of Lexington and Concord were important because the Patriots would fight in trees, fight in barns and they would fight in and on top of a house.The redcoats are not use to that fighting style. That is why the battles and Concord are important events leading up to the war.

Chapter 5: King George III

King George the III is a famous person who help cause the American Revolution because he was broke from the French and Indian war.He said that the colonists in the town can not have meetings. Most of all he taxed the colonist.One reason that King George III started the Stamp Act was he was broke from the French and Indian. He wrote the Tea Act. and the Quartering Act too.

The stamp act put taxes on various paper goods. He put a tax on tea which made it very expensive so the colonist wouldn't buy it. The Quartering Act force the colonist to have the redcoats stay in their homes and eat their food.


Another reason is King George was broke from the French and Indian War. He had to buy guns, gun powder, and food for the Patriots to help them win the land from the French and Indians. The war took a long time which added to the cost of the war.


King George didn't want the colonist to up rise against him. King George said that the colonist could not hold meetings. He also wouldn't let them settle in the new land that they won from the French and Indian War. He also didn't want the Patriots to elect a leader.

Chapter 6: Battles of Bunker Hill

Did you know that the Patriots shot rocks after they ran out of bullets? In this chapter you will learn about Bunker Hill and the causes of it.


The redcoats wanted revenge on the Patriots. They lost a lot of men at Lexington and Concord. Plus the redcoats and King George wanted control of Boston and Charlestown.


At Bunker Hill about 1,000 redcoats died. The Patriots had an advantage because they were on top of a hill. But they had few bullets. That led to the Patriots retreat.


General Gage had lost his job because he was in control of the army and let about 1,000 redocats die.The British won the Battle of Bunker Hill but at a huge cost.


Sadly, the Patriots lost the battle but they had better aim being at the top of the hill. They had lost Joseph Warren, a famous Patriot, on their retreat.


In conclusion, the Battle of Bunker Hill was an important battle to the war.

Chapter 7: Diary Entries from a Redcoat

April 19 1775


I feel like a battle is coming. I hope it is not a big one.I look out the tent ,not a lot of people were even awake.


I am on my way to the battlefield. I am hot. I wish there was a way to cool me down.


The battle is over.But I shot in the arm. The doctor said I will probably die from the bullet. They probably rubbed it in mud. It is very hard to write, because I was shot in the arm that I write with.

Glossary

Boston Massacre: A Massacre is when a lot of people die at the same time.


patriot:people who sided with the colonies.


parliament: the government in Britain.