©2010, TESCC
War for Independence
©2010, TESCC
Battles of Lexington &
Concord
1775
• 1st
battles
• British soldiers hoped to
capture Patriot leaders and
wea...
©2010, TESCC
Battle of Saratoga
1777
• Called the “turning point” battle
• American victory that
convinced France to form ...
©2010, TESCC
Battle of Yorktown
1781
• Last battle
• American victory won by
combined French and American
forces
• General...
©2010, TESCC
Treaty of Paris of 1783
• Officially ended the War
• Forced Britain to recognize
American independence
• Gave...
©2010, TESCC
Why did America win?
• Americans fought on their own
territory
• Americans got support and
supplies from Fran...
©2010, TESCC
Why did America win?
• Americans fought on their own
territory
• Americans got support and
supplies from Fran...
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War for independence

  1. 1. ©2010, TESCC War for Independence
  2. 2. ©2010, TESCC Battles of Lexington & Concord 1775 • 1st battles • British soldiers hoped to capture Patriot leaders and weapons in the towns of Lexington and Concord • Known as the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World!” • Paul Revere rode to the towns to warn colonists of British intentions
  3. 3. ©2010, TESCC Battle of Saratoga 1777 • Called the “turning point” battle • American victory that convinced France to form an alliance with the colonists; French navy sent to support the American cause
  4. 4. ©2010, TESCC Battle of Yorktown 1781 • Last battle • American victory won by combined French and American forces • General Cornwallis surrendered to General Washington
  5. 5. ©2010, TESCC Treaty of Paris of 1783 • Officially ended the War • Forced Britain to recognize American independence • Gave the United States claim to England’s land which extended to Canada in the North, the Mississippi River in the West, and Florida in the South
  6. 6. ©2010, TESCC Why did America win? • Americans fought on their own territory • Americans got support and supplies from France and Spain • Americans had a strong desire to be independent from England
  7. 7. ©2010, TESCC Why did America win? • Americans fought on their own territory • Americans got support and supplies from France and Spain • Americans had a strong desire to be independent from England

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