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If You Lived at the Time of the American Revolution

by Kay Moore

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The American Revolution began in 1775 when the 13 American colonies (Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia) fought for freedom from the British Empire. The ruler, King George III, of England, had people in the colonies that were loyal to him. They were called loyalists. The people in the colonies that did not want to be ruled under England were called patriots.
Some Native American tribes fought in the war, becoming loyalists to King George. Slaves were also in the war and were promised their freedom in exchange. Boys along with their older brothers and fathers went to war together. Girls helped with the war too, as they cleaned uniforms and fed the men. War was expensive and not a lot of people could afford food. There was little to no schools or collages open. Boys jobs were to deliver letters on horseback, and cook for the solders. The most dangerous job boys had was to play music during battles. There were a lot of newspapers to inform people about what’s going on in the war. There were also a lot of amazing inventions during the war, such as electricity and submarines.
Some famous patriots included George Washington, Patrick Henry, and Paul Revere. George Washington later became America’s 1st president. There were important inventions during the war too, including electricity and submarines. The war ultimately ended in 1781, after 6 long years of fighting. The British army gave up to the American forces at Yorktown, Virginia. The general, Charles Cornwallis said he was too sick to personally surrender to George Washington, so another British general, Charles O’Hara went in his place. To celebrate, canons were fired and lights were left on and candles were lit. ( )
  MykaelK.B1 | Oct 27, 2016 |
In an attempt to present a balanced view of patriots vs. loyalists views during the American Revolutionary War, the author leads the reader through a variety of questions. The questions create a simple way teachers can chunk information for students. The lack of a bibliography and citations makes it difficult for the reader to evaluate the information presented. ( )
  jnmwheels | Apr 3, 2016 |
These book are great and informative. They show students what it would be like if they lived during certain time periods in history. They are picture books, so they are less intimidating than the I survived series for some readers. There is much to be learned from these books and they are a must have for units like historical fiction and for understanding setting of other books. If you are studying the Revolutionary War, these are particularly informative and helpful for students, especially the ones about Betsy Ross and George Washington. ( )
  Taranto | Dec 2, 2014 |
If you lived at the time of the American Revolution --What started the American Revolution? --Did everyone take sides? --Would you have seen a battle? Before 1775, thirteen colonies in America belonged to England. This book tells about the fight to be free and independent
  law2110 | Jan 19, 2013 |
This non-fiction novel is about the American colonists' fight to gain independence to be free and independent. This novel could be used in a Social Studies lesson on exploring the causes of the Revolutionary War, understanding how the Revolutionary War affected colonial life, and the results of the Revolutionary War.
  natzz22 | Nov 16, 2011 |
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If you lived at the time of the American Revolution
--What started the American Revolution?
--Did everyone take sides?
--Would you have seen a battle?

Before 1775, thirteen colonies in America belonged to England. This book tells about the fight to be free and independent.

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Describes conditions for the civilians in the colonies during and immediately after the war.

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