Writing Exercises: The American Revolution

Get historians writing about the American Revolution using this short-answer worksheet! Three big-picture prompts are aimed at guiding deeper thinking and preparing students for later discussion and application. They consider the influence of Enlightenment ideas, describe economic causes, and put themselves into the shoes of Thomas Jefferson's slave, imagining their take on the Declaration of Independence. No informational text is provided, so precede with notes or pair with reading.

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