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