Causes of the American Revolution: Events & Turning Points


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Which of the following is NOT a British government measure which angered colonists prior to the American Revolution?

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1. The Proclamation of 1763 stated that:

2. The Boston Massacre occurred in:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are several events that led up to the American Revolutionary War. Test your knowledge about the history behind America's declaration of independence from Britain in this quiz and worksheet combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you will be tested on:

  • British government measures following the French and Indian war that angered colonists
  • The Proclamation of 1763
  • The date of the Boston Massacre
  • What happened between the first and second Continental Congresses
  • Why the British taxed the colonies in the 1760s and 1770s

Skills Practiced

Use this quiz and worksheet to evaluate yourself on the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the causes and events of the American Revolution
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of taxation without representation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding events leading up to the Declaration of Independence
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the American Revolution

Additional Learning

To learn more about the events leading up to the start of the American Revolution, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson will cover events starting with the French and Indian War and leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It includes the following objectives:

  • Understand the use of taxes to pay for the French and Indian War
  • Explain the role of the British East India Company
  • Know about the acts of rebellion prior to the revolution, including the Boston Tea Party, the Boston Massacre, and the Battle of Bunker Hill
  • Discuss the First and Second Continental Congress
  • Recognize why the colonists chose to declare independence