War for independence 1 (11)

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War for independence 1 (11)

  1. 1. The American War for Independence The War for Independence
  2. 2. Notice!!! <ul><li>This is not a war for independence yet! </li></ul><ul><li>This is only about the Colonists’ rights as British citizens! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Important Battles <ul><li>Boston </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bunker & Breed’s Hills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1,600 Americans </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2,200 British </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Second Continental Congress chooses G. Washington as Continental Army Commander </li></ul>
  4. 4. Battle Map
  5. 7. Breed’s Hill
  6. 9. Aftermath <ul><li>American Victory? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moral Victory if not Strategic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>440 American Casualties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1,050 British Casualties </li></ul></ul><ul><li>American Troops surround Boston </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will leave when Continental Army gets Cannon on High Ground </li></ul></ul>
  7. 10. Battle Map
  8. 11. Advantages <ul><li>British </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Population - 4 times the Colonies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Well trained Army, Navy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Established Government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not all Americans were Patriots </li></ul></ul>
  9. 12. Advantages <ul><li>American </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Familiar Land </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Defending homes, property </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>G. Washington </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge of British weaknesses, tactics </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 13. American Soldiers
  11. 14. Washington at Boston

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