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The American Revolution

Socials Studies project

Gigi Puen Shizuko Akamoto

on 14 March 2013

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~ A war between the American Colonies and Great Britain~ By: Gigi and Shizuko The American Revolution 1760 On September 8 the French Governor of Montreal, the Mavquluis de Vaudreuil surrendered Canada to Britain

He saw no help from France could come up St. Lawrence Treaty of Paris . . . Upper Town of Quebec was severely damaged by British bombardment

A number of Skirmishes broke out near the destructed city after its surrender Britain Gets Control Over Canada 1759 City of Quebec Surrenders to British 1763 The Treaty of Paris forced France to give up all rights and colonies in N. America to Britain

Louisiana and New Orleans city went to Spain

France was only able to keep the islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon around Newfoundland

France also got Martinique and Guadeloupe in the Caribbean. St. Pierre and Miquelon Martinique, Guadaloupe The End of Seven Years War! By : GIGI and SHIZUKO The Royal Proclamation 1763 the British King issued a Royal Proclamation, cutting off all land speculation west of the Appalachian Mountains.

No colonists from the Thirteen Colonies could settle west of the Appalachian Mountains, such as Ohio Valley. Increased the tension between the British and the colonists. The Royal Proclamation Line Sugar Act 1764 The Sugar Act was a tax put on sugar, molasses and all imported goods.

Some colonists refused to trade and boycotted 1765 The Stamp Act Every legal documents and paper products was taxed and stamped.

The tax was used to pay for the cost of defending the American colonies .

The Americans were angry because they had no representative in the British parliament to have their say.

Americans refused the "taxation without representation"

Governor Hutchinson of Massachusetts house was destroyed by a mob 1766 Stamp Act was repealed 1767 Townshend Act Tax was put on glass, tea, silk, paper, and lead.

The sale of British goods fell by almost two thirds, because of the boycott. 1770 Tax dropped on everything BUT tea. Boston Tea Party In 1773, about 50 Sons of Liberty got dressed as Mohawks

They threw all the tea into the harbor to protest the new Tea Act = called the Boston Tea Party

This event was organized by supervised leaders, and NOT a wild mob In 1774, the British government passed the Quebec Act.

The Act aimed to keep Canadians loyal to Britain.

It increased the size of Quebec, recognized the importance of Roman Catholicism and also allowed French and French culture. The Quebec Act 1774 the Quebec Act was quite beneficial to the Canadians, but not for the Americans.

Quebec was not given representative government like the Thirteen Colonies.

American colonists started to worry because they wanted more democracy.

lead straight to the American Revolution. The "Intolerable" Quebec Act Officially
Made Quebec
British Colony. 1773 Boston Tea Party 1774 in 1774, right after the Quebec Act was passed, the First Continental Congress was held in Philadelphia.

the leaders from all colonies demanded a boycott of English goods and to began training and storing weapon and ammunition. First Continental Congress Shot Heard Round the World American soldiers and British faced each other at Lexington Green in Massachusetts.

the British told the Americans to leave.

a soldier, probably an American, fired his shot at the British.

this shot is known as "Shot heard round the world." 1775 The Beginning of American Revolution Boston massacre 1770 Nervous soldiers misunderstood an order

The soldiers fired his musket at the Boston protesters which killed several people.

It is now called the Boston Massacre

hurt the British cause Tea Act 1773 only the East India Company could sell tea in N. America

created a monopoly on tea sales

To protest, the American colonists refused the admittance of the East India Company ships into the harbors of New York and Philadelphia Battle of Bunker Hill 1775 It was the first major battle held near Bunker Hill in Boston

Americans needed an army to fight the British

George Washington was able to put together a sizable force to fight the British George Washington George Washington was made commander of the continental Army around the year 1775. The First President of the United States Of America USA Canada United States America Of 1781 Battle of Yorktown The British lost their whole army at the battle of Yorktown

it was the final battle of the revolutionary war France joins the war ! France was on the side of the Americans!

The British were in serious trouble

French troops swung the balance in favor of the Americans Treaty of Paris The Royal Proclamation Sugar Act Stamp Act Townshend Act Boston Massacre Tea Act Quebec Act Battle of Bunker Hill Battle of Yorktown Quebec During the Revolution the Americans were quite certain that Quebec, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland would side with the British

Richard Montgomery and Benedict Arnold led the Americans and tried to seize Quebec but failed

this attack convinced Canadians to remain loyal to Britain Benedict Arnold Richard Montgomery 1775 France joins the war Sir Guy Carleton surrendered the ports of Savannah and Charleston

in 1783, he then abandoned New York, the last British stronghold

the revolutionary war ENDED!! 1783 The End of American Revolution Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams, all thought that independence was the only option for them

a statement, mostly written by Jefferson, called the American Declaration of Independence was drafted

it declared the independence of America and also stated the principles of democracy and freedom

however, it did not end the revolutionary war and cause the British to enlarge their troops and navy by more The American Declaration of Independence 1776 The Declaration of Independence BIBLIOGRAPHY http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b6/Gilbert_Stuart_Williamstown_Portrait_of_George_Washington.jpg/220px-Gilbert_Stuart_Williamstown_Portrait_of_George_Washington.jpg iMAGES http://www.xtimeline.com/__UserPic_Large/90346/evt110110113500033.gif http://www.britishbattles.com/images/bunker-hill/breed-hill-attack.jpg http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_pSnssV0YM40/S_Na5vko3yI/AAAAAAAAAB8/ZRKcPWBTORg/s1600/first_continental.jpg George Washington Picture Battle Of Yorktown Picture Battle of Bunker Hill Picture First Continential Congress http://www.davidrwagner.com/treaty-wagner.jpg The Treaty of Paris Picture http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4d/O!_the_fatal_Stamp.jpg http://deeprunwildcats.org/nicely/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Boston-Massacre.jpg Boston Massacre Picture Stamp Act Picture http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-large/the-BIBLIOGRAPHYboston-tea-party-luis-arcas-brauner.jpg Boston Tea Party Picture vIDEO Boston Tea Party Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJ-FWHN3lj rESOURES CROSSROADS TEXTBOOK Pages 294 - 309

American Revolution Worksheet http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e5/Benedict_arnold_illustration.jpg/682px-Benedict_arnold_illustration.jpg Benedict Arnold Picture http://www.iment.com/maida/familytree/henry/bios/images/genmontgomery-1862.jpg Richard Montgomery picture Thank You For watching !
We hope you learned some valuable History ! By: Gigi Puen and Shizuko Akamoto Socials Studies 9 Block : 2-1 mUSIC One's Believes http://www.hmix.net/music_gallery/image/game.htm
http://www.hmix.net/music/n/n32.mp3 BGM
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