The Boer War

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The Boer War

  1. 1. The First Boer War Vs. The Revolutionary War
  2. 2. Meet The Tyrant <ul><li>The Boer War </li></ul><ul><li>The British empire was in power in many of the Southern states in Africa, including the Transvaal Republic (modern day South Africa). </li></ul><ul><li>The Revolutionary War </li></ul><ul><li>The British Empire (King George was the King of Britain at that time). </li></ul><ul><li>He was a dictator and a tyrant! </li></ul><ul><li>He had control over all the American colonies at that time. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Causes of Revolt <ul><li>The Boer War </li></ul><ul><li>The British annexation over S.A. </li></ul><ul><li>The Boers opposed the British rule over their land. </li></ul><ul><li>They wanted their freedom again. </li></ul><ul><li>The Revolutionary War </li></ul><ul><li>The British were imposing high taxes on the Colonies. </li></ul><ul><li>They made the Tea act, the stamp act and many more laws. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What Did The People Do About It? <ul><li>The Boer War </li></ul><ul><li>--- The Boers revolt </li></ul><ul><li>--- They formally declare independence from the British. This leads to the war on 16 th December 1800 </li></ul><ul><li>The Revolutionary War </li></ul><ul><li>--- Colonists believe that the king is a tryrant </li></ul><ul><li>--- People revolt and boycott </li></ul><ul><li>--- They say “No taxation without representation” </li></ul>
  5. 5. So The Tyrant Decides To… <ul><li>The Boer War </li></ul><ul><li>The British thought that the Boers were no match for them </li></ul><ul><li>They lost many battles and they needed a lot of reinforcement. </li></ul><ul><li>The Revolutionary War </li></ul><ul><li>The British sent more troops and reinforcement. </li></ul><ul><li>They made more laws/taxes. </li></ul><ul><li>They formally declared war. </li></ul>
  6. 6. How Did They Attain Freedom? <ul><li>The Boer War </li></ul><ul><li>The Boers formed militia. </li></ul><ul><li>They were skilled hunters and marksmen which gave them an advantage. </li></ul><ul><li>They also had the advantage of knowing the terrain. </li></ul><ul><li>The Revolutionary War </li></ul><ul><li>The colonists sent delegates to the 1 st and 2 nd continental congress. </li></ul><ul><li>They formed militia </li></ul><ul><li>They made the continental army </li></ul><ul><li>Teamed up with the French. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Who Helped Out? <ul><li>The Boer War </li></ul><ul><li>The former president T. F. Burgers and other people were against British rule and wanted their Independence back. </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Kruger and E. J. P. Jorissen went to London in 1877 to try to make reason. </li></ul><ul><li>The Revolutionary War </li></ul><ul><li>The sons of liberty protested. </li></ul><ul><li>George Washington lead the continental army. </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas Jefferson wrote the declaration of independence. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What Happened In The End? <ul><li>The Boer War </li></ul><ul><li>The war ended in March 1881 </li></ul><ul><li>South Africa (Transvaal) got its independence back. </li></ul><ul><li>The Pretoria Convention (1881) and the London Convention (1884) stated the terms of peace between these two nations </li></ul><ul><li>The Revolutionary War </li></ul><ul><li>The war ended in 1783 with the United States of America victorious over Britain. </li></ul><ul><li>There was the treaty of Paris laying down terms of peace between the two nations. </li></ul><ul><li>They were now an independent country. </li></ul>
  9. 9. How Are Those Countries Today? <ul><li>The Boer War </li></ul><ul><li>The South African Republic is one of Africa’s Strongest Nations. </li></ul><ul><li>It has a strong, Independent government. </li></ul><ul><li>It hosted the world cup in 2010 :D </li></ul><ul><li>The Revolutionary War </li></ul><ul><li>The United States of America are now one of the worlds strongest nations. </li></ul><ul><li>They celebrate their independence every year on July 4 th . </li></ul>
  10. 10. Timeline http://www.timetoast.com/timelines/127354/edit
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