Bet You Didn't Know: Revolutionary War Fun Facts
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This clip describes some lesser-known facts about the American Revolutionary War. It mentions that there were actually two Boston Tea Parties and that Paul Revere did not ride alone. William Dawes, Samuel Prescott, and 40 additional men ended up joining Revere to warn fellow patriots that British troops were approaching Lexington. Also, African Americans, Native Americans, women, and pirates known as privateers supported the colonists' effort to gain independence from Great Britain.

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  1. How many tea parties happened before the start of the war? Why do you think the Boston Tea Party is the most remembered?

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify and analyze the causes and effects of events prior to and during the American Revolution, i...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    analyze reasons for and the impact of selected examples of civil disobedience in U.S. history such a...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    analyze causes of the American Revolution, including the Proclamation of 1763, the Intolerable Acts,...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the roles played by significant individuals during the American Revolution, including Abigai...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the issues surrounding important events of the American Revolution, including declaring inde...

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