American Revolution Webquest Events Leading to The American Revolution Use the Internet information linked below to answer these questions specifically related to Events Leading to The American Revolution: 1. How and when did the Boston Massacre begin? 2. Who was the first person hit by the British and became known as the 'first hero of the American Revolution?' 3. How was the Boston Massacre a turning point in the American Revolution? 4. How were the colonists warned that danger was coming? 5. When and why did the Boston Tea Party occur? 6. Describe George Hewes's involvement in the Boston Tea Party. 7. What was the Stamp Act? 8. What were the Intolerable Acts? http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/revolut/jb_revolut_boston_ 1.html - How did the Boston Massacre begin? Visit this site to learn all about it. http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/revolut/jb_revolut_revoltn_ 1.html - Read this article to find out about Paul Revere's famous ride. http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/revolution/teaparty. htm - Read this eyewitness account of The Boston Tea Party. http://www.kidport.com/RefLib/UsaHistory/AmericanRevoluti on/AmerRevolution.htm#Timeline – Timeline of Taxes and events http://www.kidport.com/RefLib/UsaHistory/AmericanRevoluti on/Quest.htm - Information about The Stamp Act, The Townsend Act, and other events leading the Revolution can be found on this site. http://www.kidport.com/RefLib/UsaHistory/AmericanRevoluti on/IntolerableActs.htm - Visit this site to find out all about The Intolerable Acts. Famous Americans: Revere, Washington, Hale, & Jefferson Use the Internet information linked below to answer these questions specifically related to Famous Americans: Revere, Washington, Hale, & Jefferson: 1. Who said, 'I regret that I have but one life to lose for my county.'? When and why were these words said? 2. What can we learn about George Washington from the letters he wrote to the Continental Congress? 3. Find five facts about Thomas Jefferson. 4. What role did Paul Revere play in the American Revolution? 5. Write five interesting facts about Paul Revere's life. http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/revolut/jb_revolut_hale_1.h tml - 'I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.' Nathan Hale said these famous words. Find out more on this site. http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/revolut/jb_revolut_wletter_ 1.html - You can learn a lot reading old letters. Read about the letter that our first President wrote to the Continental Congress. http://www.americaslibrary.gov/aa/jefferson/aa_jefferson_su bj.html - Thomas Jefferson is probably best known for writing The Declaration of Independence. Find out more about this famous historical figure. http://www.theamericanrevolution.org/PeopleDetail.aspx?pe ople=11 - This is a biography of Paul Revere. Battles Use the Internet information linked below to answer these questions specifically related to Battles: 1. What were fortifications? 2. Why was the building of fortifications important for the colonists? 3. What is the importance of the Battle of Lexington and Concord? 4. What happened at the Battle of Lexington and Concord? Who was involved? Who won? 5. Where did General George Washington and the Continental army spend the winter of 1777-1778? Describe the conditions they faced. What did they do there? 6. Why was the Battle of Saratoga a major victory for the American forces and a key turning point in the war? http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/revolut/jb_revolut_fortific_1 .html - Read how Army Engineers protect Boston during the Siege of Boston. http://library.thinkquest.org/4536/lexing.htm - Read about The Battle of Lexington and Concord on this site. http://library.thinkquest.org/10966/data/lexnton.shtml - This site has additional information about The Battle of Lexington and Concord. http://www.kidport.com/RefLib/UsaHistory/AmericanRevoluti on/ValleyForge.htm - In the winter of 1777 - 1778, George Washington and his army struggled to survive the cold weather and snow at Valley Forge. They did, and emerged a stronger army as a result. Visit this site to find out more http://www.kidport.com/RefLib/UsaHistory/AmericanRevoluti on/Saratoga.htm - The Battle of Saratoga in September of 1777 was a major victory for the American forces and a turning point of the war. http://www.kidport.com/RefLib/UsaHistory/AmericanRevoluti on/Battles.htm#Major%20Battles - There were many battles of The Revolution. What started as a fight for their rights, ended as a fight for independence. The Revolution Ends Use the Internet information linked below to answer these questions specifically related to The Revolution Ends: 1. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence? Why was he chosen for this task? 2. What does the Declaration of Independence explain? 3. Explain how the American Revolution officially came to an end. Explain the terms of the agreement that was reached between the British and the colonists. 4. What are the Articles of Confederation? http://www.americaslibrary.gov/aa/jefferson/aa_jefferson_de clar_1.html - Visit this site to find out more about The Declaration of Independence. http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/revolut/jb_revolut_treaty_1 .html - Find out how The American Revolution ended by reading this site. http://www.kidport.com/RefLib/UsaHistory/AmericanRevoluti on/ArticlesConfed.htm - The Articles of Confederation were created to define a new central government for America. Visit this site to find out more http://www.kidport.com/RefLib/UsaHistory/AmericanRevoluti on/TreatyParis.htm - The Treaty of Paris would official end the revolution, and recognize the United States of America as an independent nation. http://www.kidport.com/RefLib/UsaHistory/AmericanRevoluti on/Constitution.htm - The Constitutional Convention held in 1787 approved the Constitution of the United States of America.