REVOLUTIONARY WAR INTERNET SCAVENGER
the highlighted word in each question to travel to the site on which you will
find the answers. If there is no highlighted word, then stay on the page you are
presently viewing and search for the answer there. You may have to choose
different links within a site to find the answers.
PRELUDE TO REVOLUTION - THE CAUSES AND
1. What was signed
in 1763? By whom was it signed?
did it say? (try to use your own words to explain)
3. When was the Sugar
Act passed? (Be sure to use the link highlighted in this question to find
the answer, as it provides the answer to numbers 4-7 as well)
4. What was
passed in 1765? Name 8 items which were taxed.
5. What happened on
December 16, 1773?
6. What event happened on March 5, 1770?
Describe in your own words what happened on this day.
8. Who actually hung the two lanterns
in the Old North Church on April 18, 1775?
9. What were the Intolerable
10. Name the 4 laws which were passed in this
IMPORTANT PEOPLE OF THE
11. On what date did Paul
Revere make his historic ride?
12. Who went with Paul Revere on this
13. On what night of the week did Revere
make this ride?
14. The following quotes came from the time period during
the Revolutionary War. Who said each of them?
"Donít fire unless
fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin
regret that I have but one life to lose for my
BATTLES OF THE REVOLUTIONARY
Go to History
Place and fill in the blanks with the appropriate words:
15. At dawn
on April 19 about 70 armed Massachusetts militiamen stand face to face on
Lexington Green with the British advance guard. An unordered '________
____________ _____________ ______ __________' begins the _____________________
16. After Lexington, where did the British go?
17. How far is it from Lexington,
Massachusetts to Concord, Massachusetts?
18. What were the British and American
losses (dead and wounded) at Bunker Hill?
19. Who was the
commander of the British forces who ordered his troops to destroy the military
stores at Concord in April of 1775?
20. What Revolutionary
War battle was fought on October 7, 1780?
21. On what date was the
battle of Trenton, NJ fought?
22. Where was
Washington defeated on September 11, 1777?
23. Where was he defeated on October 4,
24. What was
one of the most commonly used (popular) weapons of the
25. What was the most powerful weapon used?
Name two other weapons used in the Revolutionary War.
27. What young woman posed as a
man so that she could serve for the American Army in the War for
28. What were the names of the two sisters who stole an
important message from British soldiers and carried it to General Greene of the
29. Name one other woman who aided the cause of the
up the Committee of 5 men who drafted the Declaration of
Fill in the blanks to complete this sentence from the
Declaration of Independence:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that
all men are created ______________, that they are endowed by their Creator with
certain unalienable rights, that among these are __________, ______________ and
the pursuit of ___________________.
A NEW NATION
was the Revolutionary War officially ended? (When did Congress declare an end to the war?)
32. On what date did Washington
deliver his inaugural address in New York City?
33. Who served as
President after Washington?
34. What events happened on March 4, 1789,
and March 4,
1793? (You will be taken to an Almanac on the CNN site that shows the year as 1998. Ignore the year, click on the specified date, and then click on the link for "On This Day" and you will see the events for that day in history.)