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The War for Independence

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Commonwealth or independent nation? Reasons against independence. Reasons for independence. The Declaration. The War. Comparisons to Vietnam. The Battles and the Treaty.

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The War for Independence

  1. 1. THE WAR FOR INDEPENDENCE
  2. 2. BRITISH COMMONWEALTH OR INDEPENDENT NATION?
  3. 3. April, 1775 Lexington
  4. 4. July 4, 1776 (+ 15 mos.)
  5. 5. Against Independence
  6. 6. commonalities
  7. 7. fear
  8. 8. British advantages
  9. 9. 4:1
  10. 10. 4:1
  11. 11. 4:1
  12. 12. vs Colonists
  13. 13. Continental Army 17,000  5,000
  14. 14. 40,000
  15. 15. King George III
  16. 16. “Papa”
  17. 17. For Independence
  18. 18. The War
  19. 19. Propaganda
  20. 20. Propaganda
  21. 21. King George III
  22. 22. Hessians
  23. 23. The Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776
  24. 24. THE WAR
  25. 25. Vietnam
  26. 26. a war of wills
  27. 27. Battle of Saratoga October 17, 1777
  28. 28. Battle of Yorktown October 17, 1781
  29. 29. Treaty of Paris 1783
  30. 30. Treaty of Paris 1783
  31. 31. “If ponies rode men, and if grass ate cows, And if cats should be chased into holes by the mouse… If summer were spring, and the other way round, Then all the world would be upside down!”
  32. 32. “The World Turn’d Upside Down”

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