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The American Revolution
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Original Colonies




                  New Hampshire • Massachusetts Bay • Rhode Island and
               Providence Pla...
Boston Massacre
                                        March 5, 1770

          “The town of Boston affords a recent and
...
Battle of Lexington
                         and Concord




Sunday, February 15, 2009
2nd Continental Congress
                                                       Washington crosses the Delaware
         T...
Major Figures



          George Washington    Thomas Jefferson    John Adams     James Madison




         Alexander Ha...
uniforms




                 George Washington’s
                                       Loyalist Uniform
                ...
Declaration of
                             Independence

      “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that
         al...
War Dead
                                Died in Battle    Died from Disease

                 30,000


                 2...
Cost of the War

               500,000,000


               400,000,000


               300,000,000


               200...
treaty (1783)
             • Ended the War

             • 13 colonies free and
               sovereign

             • E...
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  1. 1. The American Revolution Sunday, February 15, 2009
  2. 2. Original Colonies New Hampshire • Massachusetts Bay • Rhode Island and Providence Plantations • Connecticut • New York • New Jersey • Pennsylvania • Delaware • Maryland • Dominion of Virginia • North Carolina • South Carolina • Georgia Sunday, February 15, 2009
  3. 3. Boston Massacre March 5, 1770 “The town of Boston affords a recent and melancholy demonstration of the destructive consequences of quartering troops among citizens in time of Peace...a number of regiments were ordered to this town...to enforce oppressive measures to awe and control the legislative...and to quell a spirit of liberty...” - An Account of a Late Military massacre at Boston Engraving by Paul Revere Sunday, February 15, 2009
  4. 4. Battle of Lexington and Concord Sunday, February 15, 2009
  5. 5. 2nd Continental Congress Washington crosses the Delaware The Tea Act Battle of Camden Boston Tea Party Battle of Yorktown Treaty with Spain Battle of Bunker Hill Surrender of Declaration of Independence General Battle of Savannah Cornwallis The Intolerable Acts First Continental Congress Treaty with France Battle of Princeton Battle of King’s Mountain Battle of Lexington Winter at Valley Forge and Concord 1773 1774 1775 1776 1777 1778 1779 1780 1781 1782 Sunday, February 15, 2009
  6. 6. Major Figures George Washington Thomas Jefferson John Adams James Madison Alexander Hamilton Benjamin Franklin Thomas Paine John Jay Sunday, February 15, 2009
  7. 7. uniforms George Washington’s Loyalist Uniform Uniform Sunday, February 15, 2009
  8. 8. Declaration of Independence “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” Sunday, February 15, 2009
  9. 9. War Dead Died in Battle Died from Disease 30,000 22,500 15,000 7,500 0 Revolutionaries British Sunday, February 15, 2009
  10. 10. Cost of the War 500,000,000 400,000,000 300,000,000 200,000,000 100,000,000 0 American British Sunday, February 15, 2009
  11. 11. treaty (1783) • Ended the War • 13 colonies free and sovereign • Established boundaries • Recognized debts and confiscated property Painting by Benjamin West depicting (from left to right) John • Granted fishing rights Jay, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Henry Laurens, and William Temple Franklin. The British commissioners refused to pose, so the painting was never finished. Sunday, February 15, 2009

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