Alyssa R.

Informational Writing 2016

Table of Contents

  1. All About The Causes of The American Revolution
  2. Focus Topic : Samuel Adams
  3. Mini Story : Sam Adams
  4. Essay : Why Sam Adams Was An Important Leader In The American Revolution
  5. diary entry of king George III
  6. All About : The Battle of Bunker Hill
  7. Focus Topic : George Washington
  8. Mini Story : Henry Knox

Chapter 1: All About the Causes of the American Revolution

On April 19 1775 the American Revolution began. Now I will begin to tell you a little more about the American Revolution. First I well tell you about all the causes that King George passed. After that I will explain about the horrid Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party. Finally I will tell you about the French and Indian War.


Taxes

The American Revolution was very important. There were many causes that started the American Revolution. One of the causes was all the taxes. First King George passed the Sugar Act, this was a tax on molasses and sugar. This was one of the first things that got the colonists angry.The next act King George passed was the Quartering Act. The Quartering Act stated that the colonists had to provide food clothes and shelter for the Red-coats. Then he passed Stamp Act, this was an tax on all paper goods like playing cards, newspapers, and letters. The final tax he passed Tea Act, this was a tax on tea. The colonists were mad at King George because they had no say in the British government.


Boston Massacre

Another very important cause of the American Revolution was the Boston Massacre. The Boston Massacre was a fight between the Redcoats and colonists. The colonists were taunting and throwing things at the Redcoats like bricks, snowballs, and sticks. The colonists pored hot tar and goose feathers on many Redcoats. The Redcoats killed 5 colonists and many were injured when the redcoats were shooting.

Boston Tea Party

Another cause that lead to the America Revolution was the Boston Tea Party. The Boston Tea Party was when the colonists dumped 342 chests of tea in to the Boston Harbor. That was 90,000 pounds of tea. The Boston Tea Party was one of the most powerful protest ever. The colonist disguised themselves as native Americans. The Boston Tea Party got the British government very angry at the colonist because they dumped all the tea that the British government sent over into the Boston Harbor.


French and Indian War

The final cause of the American Revolution was the French and Indian War. The French and Indian War was a battle between France and Great Britain. The colonist fought for a the French land and they won it. Then they wanted to move in to the new land but King George III let them. The reason he didn't let them was because he did not want conflict between the Americans and The French. The French and Indians refused to move out of the colonist land. The colonist got really angry because King George III wouldn't let them move into the land they won. The French and Indian War was the first battle of the war. After the French and Indian War King George III taxed the colonist to get more money after losing it all in the French and Indian War.


Now you know a little background information on the American Revolution. I will teach you about Samuel Adams.

Chapter 2: Focus Topic: Samuel Adams

Samuel Adam's had a very important role in the American Revolution. For example he was a leader of the Sons of Liberty. He was also a part of the Boston Tea Party and an organizer of the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Read on to find out more about Samuel Adams.


All about Samuel Adams


Samuel Adams was born in the colony of Boston. He was a representative for Massachusetts. To add on to this Samuel Adams had a big part in the colonist freedom. For example he sent letters to the newspaper, the letters were about protesting against the new acts King George III passed. Another interesting fact is the British thought Samuel Adams was the most dangerous man in Massachusetts.


The Sons of Liberty


The Sons of Liberty started in 1765 because they were protesting against the Stamp Act. A few of the leaders of The Sons of Liberty were Samuel Adams, John Adams, Paul Revere and John Hancock. Something to add on to this is the Sons of Liberty was a group of Patriots that wanted to fight for their freedom.



Boston Tea Party


One of Samuel Adams most important roles in the American Revolution was the Boston Tea Party. Him and 5,000 patriots wanted their tea blocked but the governor said,"No!". Sam was one of the Patriots that dumped the tea overboard. In fact the whole Sons of Liberty did. The locked the ship crew below the deck so they could the tea secretly. As a result King George III closed the Boston Harbor.


The Battle of Lexington and Concord


Sam Adams was an important organizer in the in the battles of Lexington and Concord. He helped organize soldiers called minute men . They were called minute men minute men because they were ready at a minute. He gathered and his weapons and the British soldiers even tried to arrest him.

Chapter 3: Mini Story: Sam Adams

"Listen up everybody! Listen up". The crowd went silent. It is Samuel Adams here and tis ye time to start the meeting". " Sir patriots we all have very strong hatred in King George because he charged us for a favorite things". Something Sam said at one of the meating was "If taxes are laid upon us without our having of a legal represenation are we not reduced from free subjects to the miserable of state of slaves?" This means that they have no say in the British government then are they considered slaves? "What are we going to do?" asked someone in the crowd. "We'll dump ye tea into ye Boston Harbor." I could hear murmuring in the crowd in agreement. "We will disguise ourselves as Indians so we are not recognized." "So, Boston Harbor a teapot tonight!"

Chapter 4 :Essay : Why Sam Adams Was An Important Leader In The American Revolution

Sam Adams was very important leader in The American Revolution because he was a leader of The Sons of Liberty, he was in the battle of Lexington and Concord and most importantly he was part of the Boston Tea Party.


One reason he was a very important leader because he was a leader of the Sons of Liberty. An example of this is he started the Sons of Liberty because the colonist were protesting against the Stamp Act in 1765. He also led most of the meetings they had. To add to on this he also wrote letters to King George III saying how angry they were with all the taxes he passed. A few examples of the taxes were the Stamp Act, the Sugar Act, the Quartering Act, the Tea Act.


Another reason that Sam Adams was important in the American Revolution was because he helped organize the Battles of Lexington and Concord. The Battles of Lexington and Concord were because the British were trying the colonist weapons they hid in Concord. For example Sam Adams helped organized the soldiers called minutemen. He also gathered and hid weapons and almost got arrested by some redcoats but Paul Revere and John Hancock rescued him.


The final reason Sam Adams was important in the American Revolution was because he was part of the Boston Tea Party. The Sons of Liberty dumped the tea into the Boston Harbor. They locked the ship crew under deck to keep it a secret. As a result King George III closed the Boston Harbor. This made the colonist furious at King George III. The Boston Harbor was their only way of smuggling food and drinks.


This is why Sam Adams was important leader in the American Revolution. He organized, protested, and rally up the patriots.

Chapter 5: Diary Entry from King George III

Dear Diary,


We won the French and Indian War and now I have more land for my empire. But some of the Native Americans refuse to move out of my new land. I didn't let my colonies move into my new land because I cannot have another war! I am broke and I cannot afford it! I have no clue why the colonists are mad at me. I am only doing this for my empire. They will just have to accept it.



Flash Forward:

"I am broke! How will I get more money?" I asked Grenville.

"How about we tax them!" Grenville said.

"That's a great idea!"


Sincerely,

King George III


____________________________________________________________________________________________

Dear Diary,


It is November 18, 1773. I hate King George III! He is the worst! He taxed us for tea and sugar. We started the Boston Tea Party because we didn't like how King George III was taxing us under the Tea Act. The Boston Tea Party lasted for about 3 hours. We dumped a ton of chest of tea. After it was over I think it was about 342 chests of tea.


Sincerely,

A Colonist

Chapter 6:Battle of Bunker Hill

The battle of Bunker Hill was the second Battle. It was a tragic time for both the Patriots and British. I will explain the causes, important people, The Battle itself and the ending result. Read on to find on more about the Battle of Bunker Hill.


Causes

One of the causes of the Battle of Bunker of Bunker Hill is because they were fighting for freedom. Another cause was The British wanted the territory. They wanted it so they could spy on the Patriots. The colonists were going to put a cannon there so the British wanted the land so they couldn't put it there.


Important People

The important people of the Battle of Bunker Hill were Colonel Prescott, Henry Knox, Major Howe, and General Gage! Colonel Prescott was a leader of the Patriots. Henry Knox brought the cannons so they had weapons to fight. Major Howe and General Gage were British leaders.


The Battle

The Battle of Bunker Hill was actually on Breeds Hill they named it the Battle of Bunker Hill because Bunker Hill was bigger. In the book American Revolution Howard Egger and others said "the bigger hill gets the credit.In the book Liberty How Revolutionary War Began Lucille Penner says 'Don't fire until you see the white of their eyes".

Over 100 Americans soldiers died and hundred were wounded. About 1000 British soldiers were killed.


The Ending Results

The British had won the battle. they won because the Americans ran out of ammunition so they had no choose but to surrender.


The Patriots had lost that battle but that only made them want to try harder. It was only the second battle so the still had time to win.

Chapter 7: Essay - George Washington

George Washington had a great role in the American Revolution and the years following. He was the first president, he was st the Second Continental Congress, and most importantly he was a great leader of the Continental Army.


One reason George had a great role in the American Revolution and the years following was because he was the first president. For example, he was elected in 1789. An interesting fact was that he did not want to be president. To add on to this, he wanted to stay home with his family in Virginia. He became president anyway because it was the best thing for the colony.


Another reason George had a great role in the American Revolution was because he was at the Second Continental Congress. The Second Continental Congress was in May 1775.


The final reason George Washington had an important role in the American Revolution is because he was a great leader of the Continental Army. What made George Washington such a good leader? He was the idea maker behind the surprise attack strategy. That was when they hid behind trees and then shot at the redcoats. He also fought in the French and Indian War. Did you know that George was the top general for the Continental Army?


These are the reasons George Washington had a great role in the American Revolution. George Washington was the first president, he was at the second Continental Congress and because he was a great leader.

Chapter 8: Mini Story : Henry Knox

"We're almost there!" I yelled.


I, Henry Knox, volunteered to bring men with me and bring back fifty nine cannons! We trudged through the snow and finally got to the cannon in New York. Now we just needed to head back to Boston.


"Everyone, grab one or two cannons and let's go!" I said.


We were struggling more than ever. We had to lug fifty nine cannons from New York to Boston.


"We still have a long way there. About three more days." I said to the others. About 600 miles later we were finally at Boston.

Glossary

Massacre: A bloody and horrid fight


Molasses: a thick syrup


Redcoats: British solders


Sons Of Liberty: The leaders of the American Revolution