What caused a bunch of happy, prosperous colonists to turn into a rebellious army? What caused a happy King to get so angry at his people that he sent his army to shoot at them?

We will be investigating the series of events that led to the beginning of open war between the American Colonies and the British King. Chapter 6, Sections 1-3 has all the information.

  1. The Proclamation of 1763
  2. Sugar Act
  3. Stamp Act
  4. Boycotts
  5. Sons of Liberty
  6. Declaratory Act
  7. Townshend Acts
  8. Boston Massacre
  9. Tea Act
  10. Committees of Correspondence
  11. Boston Tea Party
  12. Intolerable Acts
  13. First Continental Congress
  14. "Give me liberty, or give me death!"
  15. Battle of Lexington and Concord



YOUR MISSION: A short group activity

  1. Create a timeline with the dates of these events
  2. Create a small illustration of each event
  3. Explain each event. Choose one of the following:

   4.  Color-coding is a good idea for your timeline. Choose one color to represent British    actions, one color to represent American actions, and one color to represent both British & American actions.


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