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Revolutionary War

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Revolutionary War
Men in the Revolutionary War
Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin was born on January 17, 1706 in Boston, Maryland
He died April 17, 1790, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
He was a statesman, publisher, diplomat and inventor.
He was a member of the Second Continental Congress.
Assisted in drafting the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and 1736 Treaty of Paris that ended the Revolutionary War.
Benjamin Franklin was quoted saying, "The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself."
John Adams
Date and Place
The Boston Tea Party took place at Boston Harbor, on December 16, 1773.
Who was involved?
Why did they do it?
Background
The Boston Tea Party arose from two issues confronting the British Empire in 1765: the financial problems of the British East India Company, and an ongoing dispute about the extent of Parliament's authority, if any, over the British American colonies without seating any elected representation. The North Ministry's attempt to resolve these issues produced a showdown that would eventually result in revolution.
What Happened?
The Boston Tea Party was caused by the unfair British Parliament"s Tea Tax of 1773. The Sons of Liberty dressed as Indians and took over the British ships and threw the tea overboard into the Boston Harbor. In punishment, the British allowed no colonists to trade from Boston Harbor until all the tea was paid for.
Boston Tea Party
The Sons of Liberty, Daughters of Liberty, and Great Britain.

Because of the unfair Tea Act of 1773. It caused colonists to pay more for their tea.
Battles of the Revolutionary War
There were many battles of the Revolutionary war, like the Battle of Saratoga, the Battle of Yorktown, and the Battle of Lexington and Concord, just to name a few.
Battle of Yorktown
The battle of Yorktown took place in Virginia, from Sept. 28, until Oct. 19, 1781. The general of the Americans was George Washington, the French, Lieutenant Rochambeau. and British, Lord Cornwallis. There were 8,800 americans, 7,800 French, and 6,000 British. The combined French/American won this battle.
The battle of Lexington and Concord took place in Massachusetts Bay, on April 19, 1775. There were 477 americans, and 700 British. The americans won this battle.
Battle of Saratoga
The battle of Saratoga took place by the Hudson River, New York, from September 19, until October 7, 1777. General John Burgoyn lead the 5,000 British and General Benidet Arnold lead the 12,000 Americans,who beat the British by surrender.
Battle of Bunker Hill
The battle of Bunker Hill took place in Charleston, Massachsetts on June 15, 1775, William Prescott led 2,400 Americans, and Henry Clinton led a victory for 3,000 British troops.
Battle of Oriskany
The Battle of Oriskany took place in Oriskany, New York on August 6, 1777, and it was one of the bloodiest battles of the Revolutionary War. Nicholas Herkimer led 720 Americans to a strategic victory, while John Butler led 500 British into a tactical victory.
Battle of Lexington and Concord
King George III
King George was born June 4,1738.
He died January 29, 1820
He was married to Charlotte of Mecklenburg, Strelitz
His child was named George VI, of the United Kingdom
King George III was the king during the Revolutionary War
Thomas Jefferson
Born April 13, 1743, Shadwell, VA
Died July 4, 1826, Charlottesville, VA
Educated at the college of William and Mary
Was president from March 4, 1801, until March 4, 1809
Was married to Martha Jefferson from 1772 until 1782.
Revolutionary
Battles
John Adams was born October 30, 1735 in Brainstree Maryland
He died on July 4, 1826 in Quincy, Maryland
He was president from March 4, 1797, until March 4, 1801
He was married to Abigail Adams from 1764 until 1818
His children were John Quincy Adams, and Abigail Adams Smith.
George Washington
George was born February 22, 1732.
He died December 18, 1799 at the age of 87
He married Martha Washington in 1759 and kept her as his wife until he died
He was the first president of the 13 colonies
He was a general and president during the Revolutionary War.
Colonial men
Colonial woman
Slaves
Great Britain
Colonial Men
Men, and young boys went out to fight.
Over 52,300 people died in the Revolutionary War including with illnesses .
Colonial Woman
Woman had to run their husbands farms or business .
Woman made food and uniforms for the soldiers.
Some woman dressed as men and joined the army.
Slaves
Slaves were offered freedom if they joined the army.
Even tho, many died in battle some lived and were free.
Slave owners had to buy more slaves, because many were leaving, so many more slaves were needed.
Great Britain
Great Britain was losing soldiers because of the battles.
Great Britain was having shortages of money.
How the war affected people.
Women in the Revolutionary war
Abigail Adams
Martha Washington
Martha Jefferson
Abigail Adams
Martha Washington
She was born June 2, 1731.
She died May 22, 1802.
She was married to George Washington for 40 years.
As the first lady of the U.S.A, she held weekly receptions on Friday evening.
She let ordinary citizens attend the receptions, to show that the government would be close to the people and their needs.
Martha Jefferson
Martha was born October 30, 1748 in Charles City, Virginia
She died at the age of 33 on September 8, 1782 in Virginia
She was married to Thomas Jefferson from 1772 until 1782
She was the first lady to him from June 1, 1779 until June 3, 1781
She had 6 children, but only one made it to the age of 26
She was born November 22,1744.
She died October 28, 1818.
She wrote the John Adams telling him to remember the ladies.
She was an advocate for women's rights.
She was married to John Adams from 1764 to 1818.
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