The American Revolution - PowerPoint 1 by KuxlGOk

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									French and Indian War
  • Britain helped
    colonists defeat French
    in war
  • Britain needed money
    to pay for war
    expenses
  • 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
    places
  • British imposed taxes
    upon all paper
    products and stamped
    the item once the tax
    had been played.
Boston Tea Party
• Lower price on British
  tea
• Colonists still pay
  taxes
• Boycotted British tea
• Sons of Liberty dressed
  in disguise and
  dumped British tea
  overboard
First Continental Congress
   meets in Philadelphia
“No Taxation
Without
Representation!”
  Colonists react…
Conflict at Lexington and
         Concord General Gage learns
             •British
              of hidden weapons in
              Concord
               •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
                       ally.
   Make an
   alliance with       “Divide and
   one of Britain’s    Conquer”  use
   enemies.            the Loyalists.
New York City in Flames
       (1776)
Washington Crossing the Delaware




     Painted by Emanuel Leutze, 1851
  Saratoga:
   “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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