by jacob astren
activity one important people/events of the american revolution
sons of liberty
Sons of liberty is an organized group American patriots dedicated to resisting British taxes and trading restrictions willing to resort to violence the first protest was the burning of the British ship Gaspee in 1772 which was used in British trade.
The Boston Massacre occurred on March 5 1770. A squad of British soldiers come to support a sentry who was being pressed by a heckling snowballing crowd let loose a volley of shots. Three persons were killed immediately and two died later of their wounds among the victims was Crispus Attucks a man of black or Indian parentage. The British officer in charge Capt. Thomas Preston was arrested for manslaughter along with eight of his men all were later acquitted. The Boston Massacre is remembered as a key event in helping to galvanize the colonial public to the Patriot cause.
boston tea party
In 1773 Americans dressed as monks boarded the British ship they destroyed the fortune by throwing tea into the harbor as a way to protest the tea as tax still protested by the British Indian company which led to the American Revolution.
activity two 8 battle summaries of the american revolution
1775 Battle of Bunker (Breeds) Hill
1775 Battle of Lexington and Concord
1776 Battle of Trenton
1777 Battle of Oriskany
1777 Battle of Brandywine
1780 Capture of Savannah
1780 Battle of Kings Mountain
1781 Battle of Cowpens
major battle - bunker hill
activity three - out comes of the American Revolution
Treaty of Paris 1783
The treaty of Paris was signed by US and British representatives on September 3, 1783, ending the Revolutionary war. It was based on a preliminary treaty agreed to in 1782. This document recognized the independence of the United States and granted the US significant western territories. Other important provisions established US boundaries, specified certain fishing rights, allowed creditors of each country to be paid by citizens of the other, restored the rights and property of loyalists, opened up the Mississippi River to citizens of both nations.
the treaty was signed by John Jay, Benjamin Franklin and John Adams who negotiated the treaty for the US, and by David Hartley, members of the House of Commons, representing King George III.