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  • 1. U.S. History Chapter 7: The American Revolution Section 5: Independence!
  • 2. The War in the West • George Rogers Clark: organized a western campaign against the British George Rogers Clark
  • 3. The War in the West • First attack was on Kaskaskia • Marched through river rapids, thick forests, and prairies
  • 4. The War in the West • British were surprised and surrendered without a fight • The town of Vincennes surrenders to Clark
  • 5. The War in the West • Clark convinced Indians to remain temporarily neutral
  • 6. The War in the West • British recapture Vincennes • Clark returns to take back town
  • 7. The War in the West •Battle of Vincennes was a Patriot victory
  • 8. The War in the West • Did not capture Ft. Detroit • British severely weakened in the West
  • 9. The War in the South • British focused efforts on South after loss at Saratoga • Captured Savannah & Charleston • Destroyed property of Patriots
  • 10. The War in the South • Camden— Horatio Gates misjudged the size of his army and failed to provide food • Loss of southern army Gen. Horatio Gates
  • 11. The War in the South • Guerilla warfare employed in the South • Francis Marion a.k.a. “The Swamp Fox” Francis Marion
  • 12. The War in the South • Mel Gibson’s character in The Patriot is loosely based on Francis Marion
  • 13. Victory at Yorktown • Benedict Arnold went over to the British side Maj. Gen. Benedict Arnold
  • 14. The Great Chain, West Point
  • 15. Old Cadet Chapel, West Point
  • 16. Lord Charles Cornwallis
  • 17. Marquis de Lafayette
  • 18. George Washington Comte de Rochambeau
  • 19. Comte de Grasse
  • 20. Victory at Yorktown • British surrendered after losing at Yorktown • Patriots defeat largest British force on the Surrender at Yorktown continent
  • 21. Treaty of Paris • Treaty of Paris ended the Revolutionary War Signing of Treaty of Paris By Benjamin West
  • 22. Treaty of Paris • United States gained new borders after the Treaty of Paris