The Revolutionary War
Review <ul><li>The Stamp Act, Quartering Act, Townshend Acts, Tea Act, and Intolerable Act led to ………….. </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>Delegates also decided to call for a new boycott on British goods. </li></ul><ul><li>Colonies formed local militia...
<ul><li>King George III refused to answer the colonists’ complaints. </li></ul>
Battle of Lexington and Concord
<ul><li>British General Gage was told by a spy that colonists were hiding gunpowder and weapons in Concord, Massachusetts....
 
http://www. historyanimated . com/revolutionarywaranimated/LexingtonAnimation .html
Lexington <ul><li>Lexington was a village on the road to Concord. </li></ul><ul><li>After being woken up by Paul Revere an...
Concord <ul><li>Colonists had moved the weapons and gun powder. </li></ul><ul><li>Minutemen fought the British there until...
<ul><li>Colonists proved they were ready and willing to fight and die for their rights. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Britain Almost Wins </li></ul><ul><li>The Americans were defeated in New York and New Jersey and chased into Penns...
Trenton <ul><li>George Washington planned a daring attack on the Hessians at Trenton, NJ. </li></ul><ul><li>The Hessians w...
New Strategies <ul><li>George Washington’s new strategy was to fight a defensive war. </li></ul><ul><li>He hoped to tire t...
Problems With the British Strategy <ul><li>British General Burgoyne’s route was through miles of wilderness. </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>Saratoga - A Turning Point </li></ul><ul><li>The rebels beat Burgoyne’s troops at Saratoga. </li></ul><ul><li>Amer...
Winter at Valley Forge <ul><li>Camp in Pennsylvania where Washington’s soldiers spent the winter of 1777. </li></ul><ul><l...
Valley Forge continued <ul><li>Washington put Baron von Steuben, from Prussia, in charge of training.  This raised the spi...
<ul><li>The War in the South </li></ul><ul><li>Britain’s new plan was to move the war to the South. </li></ul><ul><li>Brit...
 
<ul><li>War in the South continued </li></ul><ul><li>Guerillas were soldiers who operated on their own and were not part o...
 
<ul><li>  Yorktown </li></ul><ul><li>General Cornwallis headed to Yorktown, Virginia. </li></ul><ul><li>France had sent th...
 
 
The War Ends <ul><li>Months dragged on before King George was ready to accept defeat. </li></ul><ul><li>America and Britai...
Britain Almost Wins <ul><li>The Americans were defeated in New York and New Jersey and chased into Pennsylvania. </li></ul...
Saratoga - A Turning Point <ul><li>The rebels beat Burgoyne’s troops at Saratoga. </li></ul><ul><li>Americans showed the w...
The War in the South <ul><li>Britain’s new plan was to move the war to the South. </li></ul><ul><li>British General Clinto...
War in the South continued <ul><li>Guerillas were soldiers who operated on their own and were not part of the regular army...
Yorktown <ul><li>General Cornwallis headed to Yorktown, Virginia. </li></ul><ul><li>France had sent thousands of soldiers ...
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  • Without supplies being able to get to New England the British thought the Continental army would collapse.
  • His army had to build bridges, chop down trees, and build roads. Howe went to PA instead of Albany, NY.
  • Britain had to give up claims to lands between the Atlantic Ocean and Mississippi River and from Canada to Florida. The U.S. agreed to return all property taken from Loyalists. Many Loyalists did not trust them and moved to Canada.
  • French government sent money, weapons, troops, and warships. Spain also entered the war against Britain.
  • Believed there were thousands of Loyalists in the South.
  • Revolutionary War

    1. 1. The Revolutionary War
    2. 2. Review <ul><li>The Stamp Act, Quartering Act, Townshend Acts, Tea Act, and Intolerable Act led to ………….. </li></ul><ul><li>…… colonies uniting! </li></ul><ul><li>First Continental Congress met in Sept. 1774 - delegates discussed liberty. </li></ul><ul><li>They sent a message to the King to recognize their rights. </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Delegates also decided to call for a new boycott on British goods. </li></ul><ul><li>Colonies formed local militias and began training. </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>King George III refused to answer the colonists’ complaints. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Battle of Lexington and Concord
    6. 6. <ul><li>British General Gage was told by a spy that colonists were hiding gunpowder and weapons in Concord, Massachusetts. </li></ul><ul><li>Gage ordered a surprise attack to seize the weapons. </li></ul><ul><li>When British troops slipped out of Boston the Patriots knew. They sent riders throughout the countryside to warn colonists. </li></ul>
    7. 8. http://www. historyanimated . com/revolutionarywaranimated/LexingtonAnimation .html
    8. 9. Lexington <ul><li>Lexington was a village on the road to Concord. </li></ul><ul><li>After being woken up by Paul Revere and company, Minutemen were waiting for the British troops. </li></ul><ul><li>When they appeared in the early morning a shot rang out. </li></ul><ul><li>Soldiers began shooting and eight colonists were killed. </li></ul><ul><li>The British moved on toward Concord. </li></ul>
    9. 10. Concord <ul><li>Colonists had moved the weapons and gun powder. </li></ul><ul><li>Minutemen fought the British there until the British ran back toward Boston. </li></ul><ul><li>Minutemen lined the route back to Boston and continued shooting at the British troops. </li></ul>
    10. 11. <ul><li>Colonists proved they were ready and willing to fight and die for their rights. </li></ul>
    11. 12. <ul><li>Britain Almost Wins </li></ul><ul><li>The Americans were defeated in New York and New Jersey and chased into Pennsylvania. </li></ul><ul><li>There was not much food and other supplies were also scarce. </li></ul><ul><li>Many soldiers went home. </li></ul><ul><li>Morale was very low. </li></ul>
    12. 13. Trenton <ul><li>George Washington planned a daring attack on the Hessians at Trenton, NJ. </li></ul><ul><li>The Hessians were surprised and surrendered. </li></ul>
    13. 14. New Strategies <ul><li>George Washington’s new strategy was to fight a defensive war. </li></ul><ul><li>He hoped to tire the British out. </li></ul><ul><li>The new British plan was to divide the rebels by taking control of the Hudson River Valley in NY. </li></ul><ul><li>New England would be cut off from the rest of the colonies. </li></ul>
    14. 15. Problems With the British Strategy <ul><li>British General Burgoyne’s route was through miles of wilderness. </li></ul><ul><li>Burgoyne did not travel light. He had 600 wagons, 30 of them filled with his personal luggage. </li></ul><ul><li>British General Howe strayed from the strategy. </li></ul>
    15. 16. <ul><li>Saratoga - A Turning Point </li></ul><ul><li>The rebels beat Burgoyne’s troops at Saratoga. </li></ul><ul><li>Americans showed the world that they could stand up to the British army and win. </li></ul><ul><li>As a result of this win France came into the war as an ally to the Americans. </li></ul>
    16. 17. Winter at Valley Forge <ul><li>Camp in Pennsylvania where Washington’s soldiers spent the winter of 1777. </li></ul><ul><li>The conditions were miserable - lack of food and clothing. </li></ul>
    17. 18. Valley Forge continued <ul><li>Washington put Baron von Steuben, from Prussia, in charge of training. This raised the spirits of the men. </li></ul><ul><li>The Marquis de Lafayette, of France, spent his own money to buy supplies for the soldiers. </li></ul>
    18. 19. <ul><li>The War in the South </li></ul><ul><li>Britain’s new plan was to move the war to the South. </li></ul><ul><li>British General Clinton took control of Georgia, SC, and NC, then returned to NY leaving General Cornwallis in charge. </li></ul><ul><li>However, with the South’s use of guerilla warfare the British did not really control the Carolinas. </li></ul>
    19. 21. <ul><li>War in the South continued </li></ul><ul><li>Guerillas were soldiers who operated on their own and were not part of the regular army. </li></ul><ul><li>Using this strategy the southerners harassed the British with “hit-and-run” attacks and then hid in the swamps and forests. </li></ul>
    20. 23. <ul><li> Yorktown </li></ul><ul><li>General Cornwallis headed to Yorktown, Virginia. </li></ul><ul><li>France had sent thousands of soldiers and twenty nine warships to help the Americans. </li></ul><ul><li>They, along with Washington’s soldiers, surrounded Cornwallis. He was cut off from the British navy and had no hope of rescue by land or sea. </li></ul>
    21. 26. The War Ends <ul><li>Months dragged on before King George was ready to accept defeat. </li></ul><ul><li>America and Britain signed the Treaty of Paris. The United States would be recognized as an independent nation. </li></ul><ul><li>Liberty came at a high price - 6,200 Americans were killed in combat, 10,000 died in camp of disease, and 8,500 died as British prisoners. </li></ul>
    22. 27. Britain Almost Wins <ul><li>The Americans were defeated in New York and New Jersey and chased into Pennsylvania. </li></ul><ul><li>There was not much food and other supplies were also scarce. </li></ul><ul><li>Many soldiers went home. </li></ul><ul><li>Morale was very low. </li></ul>
    23. 28. Saratoga - A Turning Point <ul><li>The rebels beat Burgoyne’s troops at Saratoga. </li></ul><ul><li>Americans showed the world that they could stand up to the British army and win. </li></ul><ul><li>As a result of this win France came into the war as an ally to the Americans. </li></ul>
    24. 29. The War in the South <ul><li>Britain’s new plan was to move the war to the South. </li></ul><ul><li>British General Clinton took control of Georgia, SC, and NC, then returned to NY leaving General Cornwallis in charge. </li></ul><ul><li>However, with the South’s use of guerilla warfare the British did not really control the Carolinas. </li></ul>
    25. 30. War in the South continued <ul><li>Guerillas were soldiers who operated on their own and were not part of the regular army. </li></ul><ul><li>Using this strategy the southerners harassed the British with “hit-and-run” attacks and then hid in the swamps and forests. </li></ul>
    26. 31. Yorktown <ul><li>General Cornwallis headed to Yorktown, Virginia. </li></ul><ul><li>France had sent thousands of soldiers and twenty nine warships to help the Americans. </li></ul><ul><li>They, along with Washington’s soldiers, surrounded Cornwallis. He was cut off from the British navy and had no hope of rescue by land or sea. </li></ul>

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