The American Revolution - PowerPoint 1 by KuxlGOk


									French and Indian War
  • Britain helped
    colonists defeat French
    in war
  • Britain needed money
    to pay for war
  • Taxed colonists,
    restricted settlements
    and limited self-govt.
Sugar Act and Stamp Act
  • British taxed colonists
    on many of the goods
    coming into the
    colonies from other
  • British imposed taxes
    upon all paper
    products and stamped
    the item once the tax
    had been played.
Boston Tea Party
• Lower price on British
• Colonists still pay
• Boycotted British tea
• Sons of Liberty dressed
  in disguise and
  dumped British tea
First Continental Congress
   meets in Philadelphia
“No Taxation
  Colonists react…
Conflict at Lexington and
         Concord General Gage learns
              of hidden weapons in
               •Two lanterns hung in
               church tower to warn the
               British coming by “sea”
               (Charles River)
                •Paul Revere and William
                Dawes make midnight ride to
                warn Minutemen of
                approaching British soldiers
  declaration : (n)
an official statement

  independence : (n)

the freedom to govern on
        one’s own.
Parts of the Declaration
   On the Eve of the
      Revolution ?
                Britain   Americans

 Advantages       ?          ?

Disadvantages     ?          ?
     Military Strategies
The Americans         The British
   Attrition [the      Break the
   Brits had a long    colonies in half
   supply line].       by getting
                       between the
   Guerilla tactics
                       No. & the So.
   [fight an
   insurgent war      Blockade the
   you don’t have      ports to prevent
   to win a battle,    the flow of
   just wear the       goods and
   British down]       supplies from an
   Make an
   alliance with       “Divide and
   one of Britain’s    Conquer”  use
   enemies.            the Loyalists.
New York City in Flames
Washington Crossing the Delaware

     Painted by Emanuel Leutze, 1851
   “Turning Point”
   of the War?

A modern-day re-enactment
Cornwallis’ Surrender at Yorktown:
   “The World Turned Upside Down!”

      Painted by John Trumbull, 1797
North America After the
 Treaty of Paris, 1783
The United States in 1787

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