Lexington & Concord The Struggle for Independence Begins
<ul><li>Turmoil over taxation and the newfound American identity led to the outbreak of fighting between Britain and the c...
I. Causes Revisited   <ul><li>A. Taxation without representation! </li></ul><ul><li>B. Colonies are coming together as one...
II. The British Are Coming! <ul><li>A. In towns near Boston,  Minutemen  were stockpiling arms and training. </li></ul><ul...
III. Lexington & Concord <ul><li>A. First skirmishes of the American Revolution. </li></ul><ul><li>B.  Lexington  – coloni...
Strengths & Weaknesses of the Continental & British Armies
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Lexington and Concord

  1. 1. Lexington & Concord The Struggle for Independence Begins
  2. 2. <ul><li>Turmoil over taxation and the newfound American identity led to the outbreak of fighting between Britain and the colonies. </li></ul>Main Idea
  3. 3. I. Causes Revisited <ul><li>A. Taxation without representation! </li></ul><ul><li>B. Colonies are coming together as one. </li></ul><ul><li>C. Militias are being trained and raised by 1775. </li></ul><ul><li>D. British Army occupying colonies – 4,000 British soldiers in Boston by 1775. </li></ul><ul><li>E. Recipe for disaster! </li></ul>
  4. 4. II. The British Are Coming! <ul><li>A. In towns near Boston, Minutemen were stockpiling arms and training. </li></ul><ul><li>B. British are aware of this situation and plan to seize the rebels arms and ammo. </li></ul><ul><li>C. April 18, 1775 – 700 British soldiers leave Boston headed to Concord, Massachusetts. </li></ul><ul><li>D. Sons of Liberty watch and alert the waiting Minutemen (Paul Revere’s Ride). </li></ul>
  5. 5. III. Lexington & Concord <ul><li>A. First skirmishes of the American Revolution. </li></ul><ul><li>B. Lexington – colonists outnumbered 70 to 700. Told to leave and do. </li></ul><ul><li>C. A single shot rang out – “the shot heard round the world.” </li></ul><ul><li>D. April 19, 1775 bloodshed between the colonies and the mother country. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Strengths & Weaknesses of the Continental & British Armies
  7. 7. TRANSITIONAL PAGE
  8. 8. Backdrops: - These are full sized backdrops, just scale them up! - Can be Copy-Pasted out of Templates for use anywhere! www.animationfactory.com
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