Victory at Last

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Victory at Last

  1. 1. Victory at Last: Chapter 8 Section 5
  2. 2. The setting changes <ul><li>After the failed plan to capture Albany the British concentrated on the South. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They captured Savanna, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina. </li></ul></ul>British move South
  3. 3. Tale of a Traitor <ul><li>1780 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Benedict Arnold switched sides to fight for the British. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arnold helped in the victory at Saratoga </li></ul></ul><ul><li>He surrendered West Point, NY to the British. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The plan was discovered and stopped but Arnold escaped. </li></ul></ul>I am not receiving enough credit!
  4. 4. The Tide Turns <ul><li>In the South, Patriots used hit and run tactics </li></ul><ul><li>Francis Marion led militia soldiers to victories in South Carolina. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Marion was called the “Swamp Fox” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marion and his men would launch surprise attacks from the swamps of South Carolina </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. The Battle of Cowpens <ul><li>Generals Daniel Morgan and Nathanael Greene defeated the British at the Battle of Cowpens in South Carolina. </li></ul><ul><li>They used similar hit-and-run tactics as Marion used. </li></ul><ul><li>The defeat forced General Cornwallis and the British out of the Carolinas and into Virginia. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Victory at Yorktown <ul><li>Cornwallis had success in Virginia at Charlottesville, almost capturing Thomas Jefferson. </li></ul><ul><li>Lafayette leading American troops forced Cornwallis to Yorktown. </li></ul><ul><li>Cornwallis felt safe at Yorktown because the fort was on the Chesapeake Bay and the British Navy controlled the Bay. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Victory at Yorktown <ul><li>The French Navy drove the British out of the Chesapeake Bay </li></ul><ul><li>American Army laid siege on the British in Yorktown. </li></ul><ul><li>After three weeks Cornwallis surrendered. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Negotiations for Peace <ul><li>After Yorktown, the British decided to negotiate for peace. </li></ul><ul><li>Peace talks took place in Paris in 1782. </li></ul><ul><li>The Continental Congress sent Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Henry Laurens, and John Jay to negotiate for peace. </li></ul>
  9. 10. The Treaty of Paris <ul><li>Treaty of Paris officially ended the war: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The U.S. is recognized as an independent nation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The border went from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>British asked that Loyalists be compensated for property they lost in the war. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exactly eight years since the Shot Heard Round the World Congress ratified the treaty on April 19, 1783. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Washington Retires

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