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Keetra Murphy

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a. Explain the language, organization, and intellectual sources of the Declaration of Independence; include the writing of John Locke and the role of Thomas Jefferson.

b. Explain the reason for and significance of the French Alliance and foreign assistance and the roles of Benjamin Franklin and the Marquis de Lafayette.
c. Analyze George Washington as a military leader; include the creation of a professional military and the life of a common soldier, and describe the significance of the crossing of the Delaware River and Valley Forge.

d. Explain the role of geography at the Battle of Yorktown, the role of Lord Cornwallis, and the Treaty of Paris, 1783.
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b. Explain the reason for and significance of the French Alliance and foreign assistance and the roles of Benjamin Franklin and the Marquis de Lafayette.
-The significance of the French alliance and foreign assistance in the Revolutionary War was the French disliked the British and wanted to see the colonists take the land from the British.

-The French alliance is another turning point in the war.

-Benjamin Franklin served as the American ambassador to France.

-French support for America was personified in the Maquis de Lafayette. He commanded American troops and fought battles in many states.

-He also returned to France for a time to work with Franklin and the French king on how to win American independence.


c. Analyze George Washington as a military leader; include the creation of a professional military and the life of a common soldier, and describe the significance of the crossing of the Delaware River and Valley Forge.
-When the American Revolution began, George Washington was named commander in chief of the continental army. He displayed extraordinary leadership abilities in the role.

-He recognized the army, secured additional equipment and supplies, and started a training program to turn inexperienced recruits into a professional military.

-Life was hard for a common soldier, enlistments lasted from one to three years, and the states differed in how well and how often they paid their soldiers.

-As a snowstorm pounded Washington and his soldiers, they crossed the Delaware river to stage a surprise attack on a fort.

-Washington and troops spent the winter in Valley Forge. They spent 6 months there. The army's problems with wages, housing, food, clothing, and equipment were at their worst.
a. Explain the language, organization, and intellectual sources of the Declaration of Independence; include the writing of John Locke and the role of Thomas Jefferson.
-The Declaration of Independence is one of the most important documents of modern times.

-For more then 200 years it has inspired leaders of other independence movements.

-Jefferson begins the Declaration by attempting to legally and philosophically justify the revolution that was already underway.

-Colonists began to separate themselves from British rule.

-John Locke was an English philosopher.
He wrote the Social Contract, a book that
changed the world.

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The student will identify the ideological, military, and diplomatic aspects of the American Revolution.
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d. Explain the role of geography at the Battle of Yorktown, the role of Lord Cornwallis, and the Treaty of Paris, 1783.

-The role of the geography is the Americans had home field advantage because the British had to use maps.

-Cornwallis moved the war to the southern states to try to separate those colonies from revolutionary forces in the North.

-The Treaty of Paris ended the Revolutionary war.

-The United States won its independence from Great Britain and gained control of land stretching to the Mississippi River.

Keetra Murphy
Goggans
7th period

1. What is one of the most important documents of modern times?

2. What is another turning point in the war?

3. Who served as a French ambassador to France?

4. Where did Washington and his troops spend their winter for 6 months?

5. What ended the Revolutionary war?
Answers


1. The Declaration of Independence

2. The French alliance

3. Benjamin Franklin

4. In Valley Forge

5. The Treaty of Paris


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