The American Revolution

"Who's the Favorite?"

The fighting at Lexington and Concord in April 1775 was the beginning of what would become a long war between Great Britain and the 13 Colonies. On July 4, 1776, the delegates to the Second Continental Congress voted to declare independence. What had started as a rebellion had become a revolution!

At the start, both sides had some advantages - things that could help them win the war. On the other hand, both also had disadvantages - things that could prevent them from winning. Your task in this activity is to study the advantages and disadvantages of each side, and then to use this information to make some predictions about the outcome of the war.

Step 1: Be sure you have a copy of the Activity Guide.
Step 2:

Follow the link below to view a cartoon. When you have examined it carefully, answer the questions on your activity guide, then return to this page.


Step 3:

Compare and contrast the strengths and weaknesses of each side. For each area you will need to decide which side you feel had the advantage, and then make a judgement as to how much of an advantage it was. Follow the link below to begin, follow the links on each page to proceed, and follow the directions on your activity guide to record your assessments.