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A special thanks to Patty Lane for giving me the idea to take the link to the answers OFF the actual scavenger hunt page and instead directing teachers to the site map page to get information on the answers to the hunt! Apparently some students were finding the answers on this page instead of doing the hunt itself. Hope you didn't have any trouble finding them!


  1. The Proclamation of 1763, signed by King George III of England
  2. Essentially, the Proclamation of 1763 covered these points:
    • British troops did not want to fight a war with the Indians, especially after the French and Indian War.
    • The British King, George III, said that colonists could not settle west of the Appalachian Mountains. This was called the Proclamation of 1763.
    • The proclamation of 1763 made the colonists very mad.
    • Colonists were angry because they had fought the French to get this land.
    • The proclamation of 1763 said the lands just won from France should be reserved for Indians as hunting grounds.
    • The king hoped this order would keep the colonists from fighting with the Indians.
    • An Ottawa chief named Pontiac led an uprising in the spring.
    • Indians killed hundreds of colonists along the western front.
    • Pontiac sent soldiers to guard the frontier and keep settlers out.
    • Colonists felt Britain had no right from stopping them from settling new land. Americans hoped to profit from buying western land.
  3. The Sugar Act was passed in 1764
  4. In 1765, the Stamp Act was passed. All printed materials are taxed, including:
    • newspapers
    • pamphlets
    • bills
    • legal documents
    • licenses
    • almanacs
    • dice
    • playing cards
  5. That night, the Boston Tea Party occurs as colonial activists disguise themselves as Mohawk Indians then board the ships and dump all 342 containers of tea into the harbor.
  6. The Boston Massacre occurred on March 5, 1770
  7. Students' answers should be based on the following information: On March 5th, 1770, a group of boys threw snow balls to tease British soldiers who were stationed in Boston. As the crowd grew and became more high-spirited, the soldiers fired into the crowd of people and killed 5 Americans.
  8. Robert Newman
  9. The Intolerable Acts was the name given to four laws passed by the British Parliament in March 1774 to punish the colony of Massachusetts for defying British policies. Resentment of these acts led to the outbreak of the American Revolution.
  10. The 4 laws which were passed in this Act were:
    • The Boston Port Act closed the port of Boston to trade
    • The Massachusetts Government Act revoked the colony's charter and forbade town meetings
    • The Quartering Act required that the colonists provide billets for British soldiers
    • The Impartial Administration of Justice Act removed British officials from the jurisdiction of Massachusetts courts
  11. April 18, 1775
  12. William Dawes
  13. Tuesday
  14. A. Captain John Parker    B. Nathan Hale
  15. 'Shot heard round the world'     Revolutionary War
  16. Concord
  17. 6 miles
  18. The British lost over a thousand dead and wounded, while American losses at the time were about 115-140 killed, 300 wounded, and only 30 captured
  19. General Thomas Gage
  20. The battle of King's Mountain, South Carolina
  21. December 26, 1776
  22. Washington defeated at Brandywine (September 11)
  23. Washington defeated at Germantown (October 4)
  24. One of the most commonly used weapons in the Revolution was the Musket
  25. The most powerful weapon used in the war was the cannon
  26. Student responses should include 2 of any of the following:
    • bayonet
    • saber
    • pistol
  27. Deborah Samson
  28. Rachel and Grace Martin
  29. Student responses should include 1 of any of the following women:
    • Anna Warner
    • Margaret Corbin
    • Angelica Vrooman
    • Mary Hagidorn
  30. The committee consisted of John Adams of Massachusetts, Roger Sherman of Connecticut, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, Robert R. Livingston of New York and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia.

    Fill in the blanks: equal     life, liberty     happiness

  31. April 11, 1783
  32. April 30, 1789
  33. John Adams
  34. In 1789, the first U.S. Congress convened in New York City until September 29; 28 senators and 65 representatives sat for the 13 states.
    In 1793, George Washington was inaugurated in Philadelphia for a second term as president of the United States.

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