Why did war break out between Britain and its colonies?

This is the fourth lesson of our unit about the Age of Revolutions. In this lesson we learn about the start of the American Revolution. This involved war breaking out between the American colonists and the British government.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.What name is given to the American lands controlled by Britain in the eighteenth century?

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Q2.Which of the following was an absolute monarchy in the eighteenth century?

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Q3.Which of the following is the best definition of the word 'colonist'?

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Q4.Some people migrated to the Americas because of religious persecution in Europe. What does 'persecution' mean?

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Q5.Which of the following are two examples of the original 13 Colonies?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What name is given to the American lands controlled by Britain in the eighteenth century?

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Q2.Which of the following was an absolute monarchy in the eighteenth century?

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Q3.Which of the following is the best definition of the word 'colonist'?

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Q4.Some people migrated to the Americas because of religious persecution in Europe. What does 'persecution' mean?

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Q5.Which of the following are two examples of the original 13 Colonies?

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Q1.In which city was there a major protest in 1773 about taxes on tea?

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Q2.What became a slogan of colonists protesting against British rule?

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Q3.What happened at Lexington and Concord?

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Q4.When Colonists complained about a lack of 'representation', what did they mean?

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Q5.By passing the Intolerable Acts, how did the British government seem to be going against Enlightenment ideas?

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Quizzing from memory

Using what you have learnt today, see if you can answer the following questions

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.In which city was there a major protest in 1773 about taxes on tea?

1/5

Q2.What became a slogan of colonists protesting against British rule?

2/5

Q3.What happened at Lexington and Concord?

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Q4.When Colonists complained about a lack of 'representation', what did they mean?

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Q5.By passing the Intolerable Acts, how did the British government seem to be going against Enlightenment ideas?

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Lesson summary: Why did war break out between Britain and its colonies?

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