Categorizing Information: Causes of Major Events

  1. Open a new Microsoft Word document.
  2. Center the title, Chronological Order: Causes of Major Events
  3. From the Table menu, choose Insert - Table. You will need 2 columns and 4 rows.
  4. Create a graphic organizer by adding headings to your table like the example below:
Causes of the American Revolution (1775-1783) Causes of the War with Mexico (1846-1848)
Causes of the Civil War (1861-1865) Causes of World War II (1939-1945)
  1. Each item below is best associated with one category in your graphic organizer. Your task is to copy and paste each item in the correct box. There is NOT an equal number for each category. Some categories will have more items than others. THINK!

    • election of Abraham Lincoln as President

    • "taxation without representation"

    • rise of dictators

    • slavery

    • Navigation Acts

    • annexation of Texas

    • German, Italian, and Japanese aggression

    • Dred Scott decision

    • Quartering Act

    • policy of appeasement

    • Uncle Tom's Cabin
    • Intolerable Acts
    • Proclamation of 1763
    • John Brown's Raid
    • Missouri Compromise, Compromise of 1850, Kansas-Nebraska Act
    • invasion of Poland
    • attack on Pearl Harbor
    • Manifest Destiny
    • disagreement over tariffs
    • American desire to own/control California


  2. Type your name below your table.

  3. Save and print your document.