Events on the road to the American Revolution with Quiz to Follow
What country was driven out of Canada and their territories west of the Appalachian Mountains after losing the French and Indian War? BEFORE French and Indian War AFTER French and Indian War
ANSWER! France (Hint: French territory represented in blue) BEFORE French and Indian War AFTER French and Indian War
What country won the French and Indian War but was left with a big war debt? BEFORE French and Indian War AFTER French and Indian War
ANSWER! England (Hint: English territory represented in green) BEFORE French and Indian War AFTER French and Indian War
According to the diagram, what are 2 actions the English take as a result of the French and Indian War?
ANSWER! Issue the Proclamation of 1763 and pass New Taxes
The British Proclamation of 1763 prohibited settlement west of what mountain chain?
ANSWER! Appalachian Mountains
Why did the British prohibit settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains?
ANSWER! It was too costly for the British to protect (Remember: British are still trying to pay for the French and Indian War)
What was the result of the Proclamation of 1763?
ANSWER! Colonists are Angry because the King limited their freedom of movement.
ANSWER! Legal Documents in the colonies (Notice the “stamps” below that were required on paper products such as marriage licenses)
ANSWER! To help pay off debt incurred during the French and Indian War (Show me the money!: See “one penny,” “Half Penny,” “Shillings” printed on the stamps below)
ANSWER! Colonists are Angry because they are being taxed without representation in the British Parliament (Hint: artifacts below demonstrate colonial protest to the Stamp Act, including “tar and feathering” the tax man)
According to this engraving by Paul Revere, who was to blame for the Boston Massacre?
ANSWER! British “Redcoats” (Look closely: It is the British who fire into the crowd of demonstrators)
What is the result of the Boston Massacre?
ANSWER! Colonists are Angry because British troops killed innocent civilians
ANSWER! Tea (Hint: The painting represents the Boston Tea Party)
What was a religious movement that swept through both Europe and the colonies during the mid-1700s and laid one of the social foundations of the American Revolution?
ANSWER! Great Awakening
What evangelical religions were formed during the Great Awakening to challenge the established religious and governmental order?
ANSWER! Methodists, Baptists
Why was the First Continental Congress important as an event on the road to Revolution?
ANSWER! It was the first time most of the colonies acted together to discuss how to deal with the British
What was the only colony NOT represented at the First Continental Congress?
Where did the 1st skirmish between colonists and British troops take place?
ANSWER! Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts
What was the name of the colonial militia who fought against the British in the American Revolution?
ANSWER! “Minutemen” (Hint: they were said to be ready at a “minute” notice)