American Revolution Battles Scavenger Hunt

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“We the People” Explore the American Revolution
Directions: Complete this interactive packet to gain a better understanding of how
the colonist created a new nation. Click on the links within each section to learn more
about the events, battles, and people of the American Revolution.
Section 1: Several events took place that lead to the road to freedom. Click on this timeline
to read about these events and write a brief summary of each.
Year
Event
1763
French & Indian War
1765
Stamp Act
1770
Boston Massacre
1773
Boston Tea Party
1774
First Continental Congress
1775
Battle of Lexington & Concord
Description
Year
Event
January
1776
Thomas Paine’s Common Sense
July 4,
1776
Declaration of Independence
Dec. 26
1776
Trenton Crossing Delaware
October
1777
Saratoga
1778
Treaty with France
Oct. 19,
1781
Yorktown
September
1783
Treaty of Paris
Description
Section 2: The American colonist objected to many of the British Acts. Click on this Stamp
Act link to answer the following question.
a. What was Samuel Adams job? ___________________________________________________________
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b. Why did the Stamp Act upset the colonist so much? __________________________________________
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Section 3: Click on the Declaration of Independence link to answer questions about this very
important document.
a. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence? ______________________________________________
b. Name the people who edited the Declaration of Independence. _____________________________________
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c. When was it presented before Congress? ___________________________________________________
d. When was it signed by Congress? _________________________________________________________
Section 4: Decisions, Decisions! There were many important decisions to be made about the
war. Click on the Second Continental Congress and write the three most important issues
facing this committee.
a. ___________________________________________________________________
b. ___________________________________________________________________
c. ___________________________________________________________________
Section 5: The Battles Begin! Click on the links to newspaper articles about the battles. Read
each and then write three interesting facts.
a. Battle of Lexington and Concord:
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b. Encampment at Valley Forge
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c. Battle of Trenton:
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d. Battle of Saratoga:
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e. Battle of Yorktown
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Section 6: Compare and contrast the American and British soliders by clicking on this
Military Perspective link. Read the information by selecting these headings on the right hand side of
the soldiers: status, uniforms, weapons, gear, and terrain.
Military Perspectives
American Soldiers
British Soldiers
Section 7: Several people made a significant impact on the events and outcome of the
Revolutionary War. Click on World Book Kids and search for each person below. Write
whether they were for the British or Colonial side and their contribution to the war.
Person
Side
Marquis de Lafayette
Benjamin Franklin
Francis Marion
Charles Cornwallis
Thomas Gage
George Washington
Benedict Arnold
Section 8: Closing Project – See Your Teacher
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