““The distinctions between Virginians, Pennsylvanians, New Yorkers, and New Englanders are no more. I Am Not A Virginian, But An American!”
Causes of the American Revolution Essay Question: What was the main cause of the American Revolution? Why? Explanation: The road to revolution was a road paved by the grievances, sacrifices, and events of the colonial era. The culmination of these events motivated those colonists, thousands of miles from the mother country of England, to rise up, revolt and bring about a change that would be felt around the world. These complaints range from simple taxes on goods to actions taken by the English government against the people in Colonial America.
Instructions: The American Revolution was caused by many events which can be summed up with three themes: taxes, violation of rights, and England’s disregard for colonial complaints.
Your task for this assignment is to choose one of these themes and explain why it is the main cause of the American Revolution. You will need to support your thesis explaining your choice with three events leading to the American Revolution. In order to adequately support your point, you will need to compose a five-paragraph essay.
Due Date: Outline: Wednesday, November 2nd 2016
Essay: Friday, November 10th 2016
Essay: 1.Introduction: Introduce American Revolution, Give Background info of the Causes, Thesis
A ‘hook’ or an ‘attention grabber’ can be an analogy, a fact/statistic, quote, or a rhetorical question.
Your ‘Hook’: ___________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Introducing your topic:
After the hook statement, include an explanation of your major topic (Taxes, Violation of Rights, Ignoring Colonial Complaints)
Make sure you connect the ‘hook’ to your explanation
Continuing your intro: ____________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________
A thesis must answer the essay question/prompt.
Remember the essay question is: What was the main cause of the American Revolution? Why?
Your Thesis: The American Revolution was caused by _________________ (taxes, violation of rights or ignoring colonial complaints) because of ___________________ (Supporting Cause #1), ___________________ (Supporting Cause #2), and _________________ (Supporting Cause #3).
Conclusion (5th Paragraph):
Beginning of the conclusion paragraph must start with a rephrased thesis:
Remember, use the reworded thesis at the beginning of your conclusion
Summarizing your argument:
After the restated thesis you need to wrap up your thoughts
Summarize the different body paragraphs arguments in relation to your main topic
Body Paragraph #1: _______________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Body Paragraph #2: _______________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Body Paragraph #3: _______________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Include a "closer" statement that clearly and effectively brings the essay to an end: