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American Revolution- Steps to Independence

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Transcript of American Revolution- Steps to Independence

American Revolution- Steps to Independence
Declaring Independence
The Struggle for Liberty
Independence
What's Next?
Revolution Begins
- Taxation Without Representation

"Shot Heard 'round the World" (April, 1775)
First Continental Congress
(Oct. 1774)
Conflict in the Colonies
- Boston Massacre (March, 1770)
- Boston Tea Party (Dec. 1773)
- Britain Closes Boston Harbor (Coercive Acts, 1774)
Purpose: To discuss response to Coercive Acts and relationship with Britain; war vs. peace
Outcome?
A.) continue boycott
B.) Instructed colonial militias to prepare for war
C.) Drafted Declaration of Rights; asking King to correct problems
Why? British leaders notice militias preparing and get nervous. Decision to seize weapons at Concord made.
Paul Revere's Midnight Ride
Lexington and Concord
2nd Continental Congress (May, 1775)
Bunker Hill

(Early Battles- Emphasis on Boston)
Defeats and Victories
Canada - British defeated Patriots on New Year's Eve

New York - British defeated Washington and sent him fleeing across the the Hudson River



Victories
New Jersey: Battle of Trenton, defeated the German Hessian's

Saratoga, New York: Turning point of war
Europe Help
France: Increased supplies, ammunition, and most importantly, troops and a navy
Spain: Sent a small army south and seized British ports
Valley Forge
War at Sea
War in the South
Battle of Yorktown
Treaty of Paris of 1783
Think-Ink-Link:
Imagine you are a colonist living in the late 1700's and are unhappy with British taxes. Would you give up your favorite food (boycott) in order to protest the new taxes? Why or why not? Make sure to identify your favorite food in your response.
Boston Tea party (Dec. 16, 1773): 340 chests of tea dumped into the Harbor!!!

Can you name this picture (raise hand when you know)?

Can you name this picture (raise hand when you know)?

Can you name this picture (raise hand when you know)?

Can you name this picture (raise hand when you know)?

Can you name this picture (raise hand when you know)?

Can you name this picture (raise hand when you know)?

Can you name this picture (raise hand when you know)?

Can you name this picture (raise hand when you know)?

Can you name this picture (raise hand when you know)?

Can you name this picture (raise hand when you know)?

Can you name this picture (raise hand when you know)?

Can you name this picture (raise hand when you know)?

Can you name this picture (raise hand when you know)?

Can you name this picture (raise hand when you know)?

Can you name this picture (raise hand when you know)?

What idiom does the picture illustrate? What do you predict this picture has to do with the relationship between Britain and the colonies in 1774?
Neighbor Share: Which one doesn't belong? Why?
A.) Paul Revere
B.) William Dawes
C.) George Washington
D.) Samuel Prescott
Answer: George Washington- was not one of the riders who warned citizens and "minute men" of the mobilization of British troops!
http://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/battles-of-lexington-and-concord
Result:
B.) Massachusetts militia= Continental Army (George Washington commander)
C.) July 5th- Olive Branch Petition which was later ignored by King George

Common Sense?
What: 47-page pamphlet (Jan. 1776) arguing for independence in common language that all could understand
Who: Thomas Paine
Argument: List reasons why Paine might have argued that it made no sense for the colonies to be ruled by Britain; consider the map as well (Give One, Get One?)
Possible Responses:
A.) Island ruling Continent= ABSURD
B.) Distance between the two= inefficient
C.) Would drag colonies into conflicts with other nations
Declaration of Independence
What words come to mind when you think of this document? Be ready to share!
Thomas Jefferson
July 4th
Independence
Full-scale Revolt
July 2
Loyalists
Traitors
What do the following have to do with it?
Who did the document fail to mention?
A.) Women
B.) Enslaved Africans
C.) Native Americans
A.) New state constitutions/conventions
Why would help from France and Spain be a key to helping defeat the British?
What are the differences between these two pictures?
Partner Talk
Lafayette
Bitter Enemies of Britain
Galvez
What: Winter camp in 1777
Where: North of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
How Many: 12,000 men
Why: short on food and clothing
What happened: 2,000 died, however the rest drilled and marched, and became better soldiers
http://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/american-revolution-history/videos/surviving-valley-forge
US used different strategy, attacking supply forts in the Bahamas
Establishment of the Marines
http://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/american-revolution-history/videos/washington-at-yorktown
Partner Share: What is this a picture of?
More brutal, why?
Americans vs Americans: Patriots vs. Loyalists fought in direct combat
British destroyed crops, farm animals, and other property
Quick LINK: Who is missing from this painting?
Benjamin West's painting of the delegations at the Treaty of Paris: John Jay, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Henry Laurens, and William Temple Franklin. The British delegation refused to pose, and the painting was never completed.
France and Spain can attack Britain in Europe and Britain can not afford a 2 front war
Articles of Confederation
Constitutional Convention
Checks and Balance
Defeats
August 2nd
"Turtle"
Purpose: To transport and attach timed explosives to enemy warships
Outcome: Unsuccessful in three attempts on British ships in New York Harbor, was still important chapter of American history as the first American war submarine!
Neighbor Share:
How do you think the sunken ships ended up that way? What was the purpose?
With treaty, America's borders set for time being.....
Brain Break
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