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Revolutionary Symbols, Slogans, and Songs

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Ashlee Reichard

on 5 December 2013

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Transcript of Revolutionary Symbols, Slogans, and Songs

Known today as Yankee Doodle
Originated during the early 1760's
First made by British Troops to make fun of American Troops during the French and Indian War
British soldiers played this while going to the Battle of Lexington and Concord
British soldiers played this again at
Bunker Hill but by now the
'Johnathan's' had claimed this as
their own
Slogans of the Revolutionary War
"Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death"
Symbols of the Revolutionary War
"Join or Die"

Ashlee Reichard
Revolutionary Symbols, Slogans, and Songs
"The World Turned Upside Down"
Yankee Doodle
The British gave American troops the nickname the 'Jonathan's'

The word Yankee was most likely from the Dutch word 'Jankee' which roughly translates to
'little john'
The word doodle is most likely from the German word "dudel" meaning 'fool' or 'simpleton'
"The Betsy Ross Flag"
"Join or Die"
Created by Benjamin Franklin
First published on May 9, 1754
Cut into 8 segments
Role during the Seven Years' War
It became a symbol for the need of organized action against the outside threats
(French and Native Americans)
"The Betsy Ross Flag"
An early design of the American flag
Known as the colonial flag
Features 13 stars
Betsy Ross is questioned to have created the first Colonial Flag
No records show that the Continental Congress had a committee to design the National Flag in 1776
The Flag Resolution of 1777 was the first documented meeting, discussion, or debate by congress about a National Flag
"Give Me Liberty
Speech delivered by Sir Patrick Henry on March 23, 1775
The speech moved the audience and witnesses
Greatly encouraged American Patriotism
Henry said in his speech that he foresaw a war, but instead of being fearful, he instructed the patriots to embrace it
Not unspoken; a month later the Battle of Lexington and Concord took place
Give Me Death"
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