War for Independence
Weaknesses <ul><li>Not as many men </li></ul><ul><li>Not enough supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Not well-trained </li></ul>
Strengths for the Colonists <ul><li>Incentive- a reason to fight </li></ul><ul><li>They knew the land </li></ul>
British Strengths <ul><li>More men </li></ul><ul><li>Better supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Well-trained </li></ul><ul><li>Grea...
British Weaknesses <ul><li>No real incentive to fight </li></ul><ul><li>Unfamiliar with the terrain </li></ul><ul><li>Grea...
Olive Branch <ul><li>The Olive Branch petition was a formal request that asked King George III to protect the colonists’ r...
Thomas Paine <ul><li>Thomas Paine was a writer </li></ul><ul><li>He urged the colonists in his pamphlet, “Common Sense,” t...
120,000 copies of  Common Sense  were published, and the pop. of  the colonies at  the time  was 2.5 million -  1 in 20  p...
Early Campaigns <ul><li>The colonists were chased through New York and New Jersey in the early campaigns </li></ul><ul><li...
Battle of Saratoga <ul><li>The British planned to split New England from the Middle Colonies </li></ul><ul><li>British rei...
Valley Forge Brrr!!! <ul><li>Troops dealt with a lack of supplies, clothing and shelter </li></ul><ul><li>They faced small...
Marquis de Lafayette <ul><li>The French and Spanish came to the aid of the Americans </li></ul><ul><li>The Marquis de Lafa...
Women in the War <ul><li>Women took over the responsibilities of their husbands and fathers, some even running businesses ...
Guerilla Warfare <ul><li>Americans began to use guerilla warfare, in which they hit-and -run </li></ul><ul><li>This is a t...
Battle of Yorktown <ul><li>French navy blocked the British off from escaping </li></ul><ul><li>American and French forces ...
Treaty of Paris <ul><li>Signed on September 3rd, 1783 </li></ul><ul><li>Great Britain recognized the U.S. as an independen...
The Idea Spreads <ul><li>The ideas of liberty and equality spread to France, sparking the French Revolution </li></ul><ul>...
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Chapter 2 section 4

  1. 1. War for Independence
  2. 2. Weaknesses <ul><li>Not as many men </li></ul><ul><li>Not enough supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Not well-trained </li></ul>
  3. 3. Strengths for the Colonists <ul><li>Incentive- a reason to fight </li></ul><ul><li>They knew the land </li></ul>
  4. 4. British Strengths <ul><li>More men </li></ul><ul><li>Better supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Well-trained </li></ul><ul><li>Great leaders </li></ul>Britain is superior. Word!
  5. 5. British Weaknesses <ul><li>No real incentive to fight </li></ul><ul><li>Unfamiliar with the terrain </li></ul><ul><li>Great distance for them to get supplies </li></ul>Bloody Lobsterbacks!
  6. 6. Olive Branch <ul><li>The Olive Branch petition was a formal request that asked King George III to protect the colonists’ rights and stated their desire for peace </li></ul><ul><li>The King ignored it and prepared for war </li></ul>
  7. 7. Thomas Paine <ul><li>Thomas Paine was a writer </li></ul><ul><li>He urged the colonists in his pamphlet, “Common Sense,” to break free from England and completely separate </li></ul>We’re not gonna take it!
  8. 8. 120,000 copies of Common Sense were published, and the pop. of the colonies at the time was 2.5 million - 1 in 20 people had a copy
  9. 9. Early Campaigns <ul><li>The colonists were chased through New York and New Jersey in the early campaigns </li></ul><ul><li>Washington surprised the Hessians on December 26th, 1776, using the element of surprise to attack and defeat them at the Battle of Trenton </li></ul>That’s right! Who’s sorry now?
  10. 10. Battle of Saratoga <ul><li>The British planned to split New England from the Middle Colonies </li></ul><ul><li>British reinforcements did not arrive, allowing General Horatio Gates and his army to attack </li></ul><ul><li>It was the first major American victory </li></ul>Oui, oui!
  11. 11. Valley Forge Brrr!!! <ul><li>Troops dealt with a lack of supplies, clothing and shelter </li></ul><ul><li>They faced smallpox </li></ul><ul><li>Washington dealt with low troop morale and desertion </li></ul>
  12. 12. Marquis de Lafayette <ul><li>The French and Spanish came to the aid of the Americans </li></ul><ul><li>The Marquis de Lafayette was a French nobleman who served as an aide to Washington </li></ul>Ze French to ze rescue!
  13. 13. Women in the War <ul><li>Women took over the responsibilities of their husbands and fathers, some even running businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Caused many women to wish for more freedom and a place in society </li></ul>Molly, pitcher! That’s Molly McCauley, bub!
  14. 14. Guerilla Warfare <ul><li>Americans began to use guerilla warfare, in which they hit-and -run </li></ul><ul><li>This is a technique that they had picked up from the Native Americans </li></ul>
  15. 15. Battle of Yorktown <ul><li>French navy blocked the British off from escaping </li></ul><ul><li>American and French forces then surrounded the British and trapped them in Yorktown in 1781 </li></ul>There’s no way out, Corny!
  16. 16. Treaty of Paris <ul><li>Signed on September 3rd, 1783 </li></ul><ul><li>Great Britain recognized the U.S. as an independent nation </li></ul><ul><li>Ends the Revolutionary War </li></ul>
  17. 17. The Idea Spreads <ul><li>The ideas of liberty and equality spread to France, sparking the French Revolution </li></ul><ul><li>They also spread to the Caribbean island of Saint Domingue, making it the second nation in the Americas to break free </li></ul>Viva la revolucion!

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