Causes of the American Revolution

We won't give in without a fight

The Boston Massacre of 1770

The Boston Massacre is where colonists protested against the Townshend Acts on the streets of Boston. Some British soldiers saw them, and they ended up having a fight, but know one knows who started it. Either (in American's eyes) the colonists were being innocent and were randomly shot at, or (in Britain's eyes) they were drunk and throwing rocks everywhere. Five colonists were killed during this, and the first one to die was an African American man named Crispus Attucks.

Three other reasons we went to war with Britain:

Questions to the website

1. What year did the American Revolution start?

A) 1775 C) 1765

B) 1776 D) 1763


2. Britain won the American Revolution.

A) True

B) False


3. Who organized the Committees of Correspondence?

A) Thomas Paine C) George Washington

B) King George III D) Samuel Adams

Questions to the video

1. What year was the Declaration of Independence?

A) 1763 C) 1773

B) 1776 D) 1876


2. Who won the French and Indian war?

A) India C) France

B) Britain D) America


3. What did the Proclamation of ______ do?

A) 1773; outlawed European migration west of the Appalachian Mountains

B) 1773; forced colonists to pay Britain back for the Boston Tea party

C) 1763; outlawed European migration west of the Appalachian Mountains

D) 1763; forced colonists to pay Britain back for the Boston Tea party

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JOIN, or DIE

This political cartoon was created by Benjamin Franklin during the French and Indian war in 1754. This is representing the colonies-(left to right) South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and New England. They are split apart in this picture because they didn't really work together. Franklin is saying that the colonies need to join together to defeat the French and Indians or they'll face death.