Modified revolutionary war ppt

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Modified revolutionary war ppt

  1. 1. THETHE REVOLUTIONARREVOLUTIONAR YY WAR cont.WAR cont.
  2. 2. Battles of Lexington &Battles of Lexington & ConcordConcord 17751775  11stst battlesbattles  British soldiers hoped to captureBritish soldiers hoped to capture Patriot leaders and weapons in thePatriot leaders and weapons in the towns of Lexington and Concordtowns of Lexington and Concord  Known as the “Shot Heard ‘RoundKnown as the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World!”the World!”  Paul Revere rode to the towns toPaul Revere rode to the towns to warn colonists of British intentionswarn colonists of British intentions
  3. 3. Battle of Bunker HillBattle of Bunker Hill (Breed’s Hill)(Breed’s Hill)  Patriots occupied peninsula acrossPatriots occupied peninsula across from Bostonfrom Boston  Patriots created earthen fortressPatriots created earthen fortress (redoubts)(redoubts)  British tried 3 times to take itBritish tried 3 times to take it  Huge British lossesHuge British losses  Result:Result: Americans would not be easily beatenAmericans would not be easily beaten
  4. 4. B U N K E R H I L L
  5. 5. Night of 12/25/1776Night of 12/25/1776  (Christmas Night)(Christmas Night)  Hessians were PartyingHessians were Partying & Drunk& Drunk  Washington crossed theWashington crossed the Delaware River fromDelaware River from Penn. to New JerseyPenn. to New Jersey  Surprised HessiansSurprised Hessians  VICTORY!VICTORY!  1 week later – also won1 week later – also won at Princetonat Princeton  New hope –New hope –  attracted new recruitsattracted new recruits Battle of TrentonBattle of Trenton
  6. 6. Battle of SaratogaBattle of Saratoga 17771777  Called the “turning point” battleCalled the “turning point” battle  American victory that convinced FranceAmerican victory that convinced France to form an alliance with the colonists;to form an alliance with the colonists; French navy sent to support theFrench navy sent to support the American causeAmerican cause
  7. 7.  Europeans came to helpEuropeans came to help  Marquis de LafayetteMarquis de Lafayette (French)(French) Friend of WashingtonFriend of Washington  Time of Suffering/ LivingTime of Suffering/ Living Conditions (Training)Conditions (Training) Valley ForgeValley Forge Winter of 1777-78Winter of 1777-78
  8. 8. Battle of YorktownBattle of Yorktown 17811781  Last battleLast battle  American victory won by combinedAmerican victory won by combined French and American forcesFrench and American forces  General Cornwallis surrendered toGeneral Cornwallis surrendered to General WashingtonGeneral Washington
  9. 9. Battle of YorktownBattle of Yorktown 17811781  Last battleLast battle  American victory won by combinedAmerican victory won by combined French and American forcesFrench and American forces  General Cornwallis surrendered toGeneral Cornwallis surrendered to General WashingtonGeneral Washington

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