For the past few months we have been learning all about the American Revolutionary War. We have watched many hours of video footage on the causes and effects of the war. We did some reading and made a lapbooking journal. Our son could have watched video after video about the war but we had to end it somewhere so we could move on. I’m glad he takes an interest in learning about our nation’s history.
I would now like to share with you some of the interesting things we learned about the American Revolutionary War. Did you know the American Revolutionary War is also known as the War of Independence? The original 13 colonies were fighting to be free from Great Britain’s control. Do you know how long this war lasted? It lasted for 6.5 years from April 19, 1775-October 19, 1781. The British Parliament were taxing the colonist so they could fund the French and Indian War. They taxed things like stamps, newspapers, pamphlets, playing cards, dice, glass, lead, paint, and tea. The colonist felt this was unfair since they had no one representing them in the Parliament. Other interesting things we learned about are:
Motto: “No Taxation without Representation”
The Boston Massacre
The Boston Tea Party
The Continental Congress
And Paul Revere just to name a few.
There is so much to learn about the American Revolutionary War that I could go on and on. I encourage any of you to take time to learn about the American Revolutionary War and how we became a free nation. We will be doing more war studies. Next up is the war of 1812. I’ll come back to share with you what we learned. Until next time happy learning!