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6c people and events of rev war

  1. 1. SOL USI.6c: Key People and Events of the Revolutionary War Lisa Pennington Social Studies Instructional Specialist Portsmouth Public Schools
  2. 2. Essential Knowledge <ul><li>Many individuals played important roles in shaping events of the American Revolution. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Key Words <ul><li>House of Burgesses: The House of Burgesses of VA was the first representative government in the New World, and was formed in 1619-1620. </li></ul>http://photos.igougo.com/images/p210865-Williamsburg_VA-House_of_Burgesses.JPG
  4. 4. Essential Questions <ul><li>Who were some of the key individuals in the Revolutionary War? </li></ul><ul><li>What role did key individuals play in the Revolutionary War? </li></ul><ul><li>What were some of the key events that occurred during the Revolutionary War period? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Key Individuals during the Revolution <ul><li>King George III: the British king during the American Revolution era. </li></ul>http://www.royal.gov.uk/files/images/Insight_april03_mailbox_georgeIII_large.jpg
  6. 6. Key Individuals during the Revolution <ul><li>Lord Cornwallis: the British general who surrendered at Yorktown </li></ul><ul><li>Did you know that Lord Cornwallis claimed he was ill and sent someone to surrender for him? </li></ul>http://www.americanhistoryalive.com/images/LordCharlesCornwallis.jpg
  7. 7. Key Individuals during the Revolution <ul><li>John Adams: championed the cause of independence. </li></ul>http://www.gwu.edu/~ffcp/exhibit/p4/p4_5med.jpg
  8. 8. Key Individuals during the Revolution <ul><li>George Washington: Commander of the Continental Army </li></ul>http://www.sar.org/ohssar/AmericanRevolutionaryWar.jpg
  9. 9. Key Individuals during the Revolution <ul><li>Thomas Jefferson: major author of the Declaration of Independence </li></ul><ul><li>Did you know Thomas Jefferson was only 33 when he wrote the Declaration? </li></ul>http://www.teachersparadise.com/ency/en/media/1/14/thomas_jefferson.gif
  10. 10. Key Individuals during the Revolution <ul><li>Patrick Henry: outspoken member of the House or Burgesses; inspired colonial patriotism with his “Give me liberty or give me death!” speech </li></ul>http://www.reclaimoklahoma.org/patrickhenry.jpg
  11. 11. Key Individuals during the Revolution <ul><li>Benjamin Franklin: prominent member of the Continental Congress; helped frame the Declaration of Independence; helped gain French support for American independence </li></ul>http://www.general-anaesthesia.com/images/benjamin-franklin.jpg
  12. 12. Key Individuals during the Revolution <ul><li>Phyllis Wheatley: former slave who wrote poems and plays supporting independence. </li></ul>http://www.earlyamerica.com/earlyamerica/notable/wheatleyp/
  13. 13. Key Individuals during the Revolution <ul><li>Paul Revere : patriot who made a daring ride to warn colonists of the British arrival: “The British are coming!” </li></ul>http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/8/8a/300px-Paul_revere_ride.gif
  14. 14. Key Events during the Revolution <ul><li>Boston Massacre: in 1770, colonists in Boston were shot after taunting British soldiers. </li></ul>http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/0/09/350px-Boston_Massacre.jpg
  15. 15. Key Events during the Revolution <ul><li>Boston Tea Party: in 1773, Samuel Adams and Paul Revere led Patriots in throwing tea into Boston Harbor to protest tea taxes. </li></ul>http://bostonist.com/attachments/boston_caroline/121607-boston-tea-party.jpg
  16. 16. Key Events during the Revolution <ul><li>First Continental Congress: in 1774, delegates from all the colonies except Georgia met to discuss problems with Great Britain and to promote independence. </li></ul>http://www.aoc.gov/images/first_continental.jpg
  17. 17. Key Events during the Revolution <ul><li>Battle of Lexington and Concord: this was the site of the first armed conflict of the Revolutionary War in 1775. </li></ul>http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d2/Battle_of_Lexington.jpeg Depiction of the Battle of Lexington, April 19, 1775.
  18. 18. Key Events during the Revolution <ul><li>Approval of the Declaration of Independence: colonies declared independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776. </li></ul>http://preservativevalues.org/DeclarationIndependence.jpg
  19. 19. Key Events during the Revolution <ul><li>Battle of Saratoga: The American victory in 1777 was the turning point in the war. </li></ul>http://www.dmna.state.ny.us/historic/articles/gfx_articles/saratoga.jpg
  20. 20. Key Events during the Revolution <ul><li>Surrender at Yorktown: the American and French forces defeated the forces of Lord Cornwallis and marked the end of the Revolutionary War. </li></ul>http://www.dwr.org.uk/dwr.php?id=62&pa=207
  21. 21. Key Events during the Revolution <ul><li>Signing of the Treaty of Paris: in 1783, Great Britain recognized American independence in this treaty. </li></ul>http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/94/SigningPreliminaryTreatyOfPar

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