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The American Revolution Key People & Events
Key People <ul><li>King George III - British King </li></ul><ul><li>Lord Cornwallis - British general- surrendered at York...
Key People <ul><li>George Washington - Commander of the Continental Army </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas Jefferson - Major author...
Key People <ul><li>Patrick Henry - Outspoken member of House of Burgesses; VA politician “Give me liberty, or give me deat...
Key People <ul><li>Benjamin Franklin - Member of the Continental Congress- helped with the Declaration of Independence </l...
Key Events <ul><li>Boston Massacre - colonists in Boston shot for taunting British soldiers </li></ul><ul><li>Boston Tea P...
Key Events <ul><li>First Continental Congress - Delegates from all colonies (except Georgia) met to discuss problems and p...
Key Events <ul><li>POP QUIZ: </li></ul><ul><li>When was the Declaration of Independence Approved:  </li></ul><ul><li>JULY ...
Key Events <ul><li>Surrender at Yorktown - marked end of War- surrender by Lord Cornwallis and British forces </li></ul><u...
Reasons for Colonial victory over the British in the Revolutionary War <ul><li>Defense of their own land, principles, and ...
 
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The American Revolution

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The American Revolution

  1. 1. The American Revolution Key People & Events
  2. 2. Key People <ul><li>King George III - British King </li></ul><ul><li>Lord Cornwallis - British general- surrendered at Yorktown </li></ul><ul><li>John Adams - Championed cause of independence </li></ul>
  3. 3. Key People <ul><li>George Washington - Commander of the Continental Army </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas Jefferson - Major author of the Declaration of Independence </li></ul>
  4. 4. Key People <ul><li>Patrick Henry - Outspoken member of House of Burgesses; VA politician “Give me liberty, or give me death” </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas Paine - journalist- wrote Common Sense </li></ul>
  5. 5. Key People <ul><li>Benjamin Franklin - Member of the Continental Congress- helped with the Declaration of Independence </li></ul><ul><li>Phyllis Wheatley - former slave- wrote poems and plays about independence </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Revere - Patriot who rode to warn colonists of British arrival </li></ul>
  6. 6. Key Events <ul><li>Boston Massacre - colonists in Boston shot for taunting British soldiers </li></ul><ul><li>Boston Tea Party - led by Samuel Adams and Paul Revere protested the Tea Tax- threw tea into the Boston Harbor </li></ul>
  7. 7. Key Events <ul><li>First Continental Congress - Delegates from all colonies (except Georgia) met to discuss problems and promote independence </li></ul><ul><li>Battle of Lexington & Concord - Site of first armed conflict </li></ul>
  8. 8. Key Events <ul><li>POP QUIZ: </li></ul><ul><li>When was the Declaration of Independence Approved: </li></ul><ul><li>JULY 4, 1776 </li></ul><ul><li>Battle of Saratoga - American victory- turning point of War- French decided to help colonists </li></ul>Independence Day!
  9. 9. Key Events <ul><li>Surrender at Yorktown - marked end of War- surrender by Lord Cornwallis and British forces </li></ul><ul><li>Treaty of Paris - By signing this the British recognized American independence </li></ul>
  10. 10. Reasons for Colonial victory over the British in the Revolutionary War <ul><li>Defense of their own land, principles, and beliefs </li></ul><ul><li>Support from France & Spain </li></ul><ul><li>Strong leadership </li></ul>

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