The author describes the activities
of Paul Revere before the early battles
of the American Revolution. In addition,
the author sets the stage for the conflict
behind the American Revolution by reviewing
the disagreements between the American
colonists and the British.
PAGE 4 What was the purpose of a liberty tree?
PAGES 5–6 What event came before the American Revolution that caused the British
to go deeply into debt?
PAGE 7 Why did the colonists oppose taxation so fiercely?
PAGES 11–12 How did a misunderstanding about the Boston Massacre contribute to
tensions between Americans and the British?