• Thomas Stone

    National Historic Site Maryland

Causes of the Revolution

Title- Causes of the American Revolution 1763-1775

Objective- Students will be able to identify the events that led to the American Colonists drafting the Declaration of Independence.

Purpose- Students will identify major events that lead up to the revolution, place events in their proper sequence, and identify reasons why the colonists wanted independence.

Materials- Timeline and the Declaration of Independence

Procedure- Students will read the Declaration of Independence and match the events listed in the timeline to the grievances against the King of England as listed in the Declaration of Independence.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Thomas Stone's brothers John Hoskins Stone and Michael Jenifer Stone both fought in the Revolutionary War. Both brothers survived the war. John Hoskins Stone later became governor of Maryland; Michael Jenifer Stone served as a United States Congressman.