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This Report on the

American Revolution

(History in Play Form)

Smashwords Edition

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Copyright 2011 Catherine McGrew Jaime

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Too often we brush over the American Revolution when we are studying U.S. History or U.S. Government. We might give it a paragraph or two in a textbook, or a short mention in a lecture, but generally nothing more.


My desire here is to make some of the major people and events of the American Revolution come alive for students. I wrote the following play originally so it could be read aloud in a class of any size. But it can also be enjoyed when read silently, for a different look at the American Revolution.

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Massachusetts Reporter One: “I’m here in Boston speaking with the fiery local citizen, James Otis. Now, Mr. Otis, I’ve heard that you have something to say about the British Parliament’s recent passing of the Sugar Act. Could you tell our readers what your complaint is?”


James Otis: “It has only been three years since Parliament passed the Writs of Assistance, allowing government officials to search anyone at any time on the pretense of looking for smuggled goods. And now they follow that up with a tax on sugar, coffee, wines and other items coming into the colonies.”


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