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History of the American Independence

History of the American Independence

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  • 1. 4th of July American Independence Daywww.teachingenglishbyfran.blogspot.com.es
  • 2. The Roots of Revolution George III issued a proclamation in 1763. If forbade colonists to settle west of the Appalachians. New taxes on imports .www.teachingenglishbyfran.blogspot.com.es
  • 3. The Roots of Revolution  Stamp Act: attached to papers, licenses, wills, mortgages... www.teachingenglishbyfran.blogspot.com. eshttp://bjws.blogspot.com.es/2011/11/tea-stamp-act-in-british-american.html
  • 4. The Roots of Revolution  NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION  Boston Massacre www.teachingenglishbyfran.blogspot.com. eshttp://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part2/2h3147b.html
  • 5. Boston Tea Party 1770 all the duties removed except for the tea. 1773, Colonists disguised as Mohawk Amerindians threw 342 cases of tea into the sea. lithograph by Nathaniel Currierwww.teachingenglishbyfran.blogspot.com.es
  • 6. First Continental Congress Set in Philadelphia in 1774 to oppose British oppression. April, 1775 Minutenmen from Lexington (1st organization in militias. Library of Congresswww.teachingenglishbyfran.blogspot.com.es
  • 7. Second Continental Congress May 1775, 1st American National Government. 1st army led by G. Washington July 2nd, 1776: “these UnitedColonies are, and of right oughtto be, free and independentstates”.www.teachingenglishbyfran.blogspot.com.es
  • 8. Declaration of Independence July 4th Most important document in American history Written by T. Jeffersonwww.teachingenglishbyfran.blogspot.com.es
  • 9. Declaration of Independence Officially named “United States of America” John Hancockwww.teachingenglishbyfran.blogspot.com.es
  • 10. Declaration of Independencewww.teachingenglishbyfran.blogspot.com.es http://www.founding.com/the_declaration_of_i/
  • 11. Declaration of Independence It claimed that all men had a natural right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” Governments can only justly claim the right to rule if they have the agreement of those they govern. Full text on http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/docum ent/www.teachingenglishbyfran.blogspot.com.es
  • 12. War Sept 1776, British captured NY. Oct 1777, Battle of Saratoga. (American victory) Marquis de Lafayette Gilbert du Motierwww.teachingenglishbyfran.blogspot.com.es
  • 13. War Feb 1778, alliance with France. Oct 1781, Lord North cried “It is all over”. 1783 Treaty of Paris: Britain officially recognized her former colonies as an independent nationwww.teachingenglishbyfran.blogspot.com.es
  • 14. Nowadays Federal Holiday Fireworks Barbecues Baseball games Apple piewww.teachingenglishbyfran.blogspot.com.es