Resources › For Educators Facts and Printables About the American Revolution Share Flipboard Email Print BasSlabbers / Getty Images For Educators Homeschooling Spelling Geography Becoming A Teacher Assessments & Tests Elementary Education Secondary Education Special Education Teaching By Beverly Hernandez Homeschooling Expert Beverly Hernandez is a veteran homeschooler and the former administrator of a large independent study program. our editorial process Beverly Hernandez Updated January 09, 2019 On April 18, 1775, Paul Revere rode horseback from Boston to Lexington and Concord shouting the warning that the British soldiers were coming. The Minutemen were trained as Patriot soldiers and were prepared for the announcement. Captain John Parker was firm with his men."Stand your ground. Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here." The British soldiers approached Lexington on April 19 to seize ammunition but were met with 77 armed Minutemen. They exchanged gunfire and the Revolutionary War had begun. The first gunshot is referred to as the "shot heard 'round the world." There was no single event that caused the war, but rather a series of events that led to the American Revolution. The war was the culmination of years of discontent about the way the American colonies were treated by the British government. Not all colonists were in favor of declaring independence from Great Britain. Those opposed were referred to as Loyalists or Tories. Those in favor of independence were called Patriots or Whigs. One of the major events leading up to the American Revolution was the Boston Massacre. Five colonists were killed in the skirmish. John Adams, who would go on to become the 2nd President of the United States, was a lawyer in Boston at the time. He represented the British soldiers charged with firing the shots. Other famous Americans associated with the Revolutionary War include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams, and Benjamin Franklin. The American Revolution would last 7 years and cost the lives of over 4,000 colonists. 01 of 08 Revolutionary War Printable Study Sheet Beverly Hernandez Print the pdf: Revolutionary War Printable Study Sheet. The student can begin learning about the American Revolution by studying these terms related to the war. Each term is followed by a definition or description for students to begin memorizing. 02 of 08 Revolutionary War Vocabulary Beverly Hernandez Print the pdf: Revolutionary War Vocabulary Sheet After students have spent some time familiarizing themselves with the Revolutionary War terms, let them use this vocabulary sheet to see how well they remember the facts. Each of the terms is listed in the word bank. Students should write the correct word or phrase on the blank line next to its definition. 03 of 08 Revolutionary War Wordsearch Beverly Hernandez Print the pdf: Revolutionary War Word Search Students will have fun reviewing terms associated with the Revolutionary War using this word search puzzle. Each of the terms can be found among the jumbled letters in the puzzle. Encourage students to see if they can remember the definition for each word or phrase as they search for it. 04 of 08 Revolutionary War Crossword Puzzle Beverly Hernandez Print the pdf: Revolutionary War Crossword Puzzle Use this crossword puzzle as a stress-free study tool. Each clue for the puzzle describes a previously-studied Revolutionary War term. Students can check their retention by correctly completing the puzzle. 05 of 08 Revolutionary War Challenge Beverly Hernandez Print the pdf: Revolutionary War Challenge Let your students show what they know with this Revolutionary War challenge. Each description is followed by four multiple choice options. 06 of 08 Revolutionary War Alphabet Activity Beverly Hernandez Print the pdf: Revolutionary War Alphabet Activity This alphabet activity sheet allows students to practice their alphabetizing skills with terms related to the Revolutionary War. Students should write each word from the word bank in correct alphabetical order on the blank lines provided. 07 of 08 Paul Revere's Ride Coloring Page Beverly Hernandez Print the pdf: Paul Revere's Ride Coloring Page Paul Revere was a silversmith and a Patriot, famous for his midnight ride on April 18, 1775, warning colonists of the impending attack by British soldiers. Although Revere is the most famous, there were two other riders that night, William Dawes and sixteen-year-old Sybil Ludington. Use this coloring page as a quiet activity for your students while you read aloud about one of the three riders. 08 of 08 Surrender of Cornwallis Coloring Page Beverly Hernandez Print the pdf: Surrender of Cornwallis Coloring Page On October 19, 1781, British general Lord Cornwallis surrendered to General George Washington at Yorktown, Virginia, after a siege of three weeks by American and French troops. The surrender ended the war between Britain and its American colonies and assured American Independence. The provisional peace treaty was signed on November 30, 1782, and the final Treaty of Paris on September 3, 1783.