American Revolution
7th Grade American Revolution Inquiry

Was the American Revolution Avoidable?
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Supporting Question 1- How did the French and Indian War change British relations with the colonists?
Supporting Question 2- How did British policies inflame tensions in the American colonies?
Supporting Question 3- How did colonial responses inflame tensions?
Supporting Question 4- What efforts were made to avoid war?
  • Source A: Repeal of the Stamp Act
  • Source B:Olive Branch Petition
  • Source C: James Chalmers, a loyalist pamphlet arguing that the colonies should continue their relationship with Great Britain, Plain Truth (excerpts), 1766 Public domain. The text and educational materials developed through the Baltimore County History Labs Program, a partnership between Baltimore County Public Schools, are available at: