Review the events that led to the outbreak of the American Revolution!

  1. Read each "Action" below.
  2. Reflect on how the colonists reacted to each action.
  3. Choose the correct "Reaction" from the list provided.
  4. If you are correct, you will have completed the first part of your review organizer, and you will be taken to the next page.
  5. If you are incorrect, you will be transported to a place where you can learn the correct answer.
    • Carefully study the information you find there.
    • Use the "Back" button to return to this site.
    • Make another choice.
  6. When you have completed this activity you will have created a graphic organizer that summarizes the events leading to the War for Independence. Follow the directions to print a copy of this organizer.

REMEMBER...there is no prize for being done first! The object is to review the material we have learned in the past week. Take your time, read what you need to read, and do your best work. Good luck!


In 1763, in an effort to avoid further trouble with the Native Americans of the Ohio Valley, Parliament issued the Proclamation of 1763. This law forbade colonists to settle west of the Appalachian Mountains. It also said that British troops would be stationed permanently in the colonies to keep order.

How did the colonists react to this?

They obeyed the king and stayed east of the Appalachians.
They ignored the proclamation and continued to move westward.