War for Independence History Detective

Directions: You are a history detective for this assignment. Your job is to take the clues given and find out who the person or event is.

Standard 8.1 and 8.2 - Students understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation and relate their significance to the development of American constitutional democracy.

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  1. Commander of the American forces during the American Revolution
  2. Leader of the Sons of Liberty
  3. He warned the colonists “the Red Coats are coming!”
  4. He wrote Common Sense that encouraged Americans to declare independence
  5. Cities where the first shots of the American Revolution were fired
  6. This British Act taxed all printed material
  7. This British Act forced the colonists to house and feed British soldiers
  8. King of England during the American Revolution
  9. What the colonists called the laws that punished them for the Boston Tea Party
  10. This law forbid the colonists to move west of the Appalachian Mountains
  11. A slogan originating during the 1750s and 1760s which helped lead to revolution
  12. This event saw the first deaths of civilians in the American Revolution by British soldiers
  13. Name of the British government and supreme legislative body
  14. Main author of the Declaration of Independence
  15. He was sent to France at the beginning of the American Revolution to ask for help
  16. Battle that took place on December 26, 1776, during the American Revolutionary War, after General George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River
  17. Where the 10,000 soldiers of the Continental Army spent a miserable winter in 1777.
  18. Final battle of the Revolutionary War where the British surrendered
  19. What the people who supported independence were called
  20. American colonists who remained loyal to the Kingdom of Great Britain

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