HIS-144 Early American Wars Worksheet
Instructions: This is a CLC assignment.
The Instructor will assign CLC groups for this project.
You will work with your group to complete the "Early American Wars" worksheet.
One person in the each group will submit a final group-completed worksheet.
The group member that will be compiling the content from each group member should
document the work of each person and submit that according to the directions from the
instructor with the completed worksheet. Follow the instructions listed below.
Complete the work sheet by answering each prompt addressing one of the following wars:
the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, or the War of 1812. Use a minimum
of 3 of the sources provided to support your assignment. Be sure to cite your sources in-text
and in the reference section at the bottom of the worksheet.
War: The Revolutionary War
What were the causes? Written by Haylley Turney
There were multiple factors that related to the beginning of the Revolutionary War. Colonizing America allowed
for the independence the American people longed for. This however, did not go over well with Great Britain.
Although they were an ocean away, Britain continually pushed the American colonies to bow to Britain’s
parliamentary demands. Following the French and Indian War, Britain demanded the American colonies assist in
paying for the collected post-war debt (Shultz, 2014). Payments were collected through taxation of the American
colonies. This assortment of control would ultimately result in the War of Independence.
Not only did the British
tighten control by limiting settlement of the American people, but Britain also taxed them mercilessly; examples
being The Sugar Act, and Stamp Act (Shultz, 2014). The Stamp Act was absolutely loathed among colonists
(pbs.org, 2004). Great Britain allowed the American people no control of the regulations and laws passed by
British Parliament and British lawmakers; this resulted in a growing resistance of the American people. “Taxation
without Representation”, was birthed following the harsh taxes enforced by Britain, and the realization
Americans had no voice regarding Britain’s Parliament (Shultz, 2014).
One boycott in particular resulted in The Boston Tea Party, and this was an important factor leading to the War