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The Road to Revolution (Part 1)
Transcript of The Road to Revolution (Part 1)
French and Indian War
Record 2 facts in your video log.
The French and Indian War
~ Fought far from Georgia's borders
~ Was part of the larger worldwide "Seven Years War"
~ France and England fought for control of the Ohio River
Valley (for its fertile soil and abundant fur areas)
~ Most Indians sided with the French and fought against the
~ Native Americans used guerrilla warfare while the British
preferred fighting in formed lines and in open fields
~ Georgia did not take part in the war but gained territory
because of it
Proclamation of 1763
~ Issued by King George III
~ Forbade colonists from settling west of the Appalachian
Mountains which upset many
~ Issued in order to stabilize relations with Native
Americans in the area (King wanted to avoid another war)
~ Britain nearly bankrupt from the "Seven Years War" and
could not afford a conflict with the Native Americans over
the newly won territory
~ However, colonists had fought in hopes of gaining and
moving into this new territory
~ Many colonist ignored the Proclamation and moved west of the
Appalachian Mountains anyway
~ Georgia's southern boundary moved to the St. Marys
River (where it is today)
Treaty of Paris
~ Agreement between France, Spain and Great Britain to end the
"Seven Years War" as well as the "French and Indian War" (with
Britain as the victor)
~ Signed in Paris, France
~ France gave up Canada as well as territory between the
Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River to Britain
~ Spain gave Florida to Britain (removing the "Spanish Threat" from
the Georgia colony
"Causes of the American Revolution"
Take out 2 blank sheets of paper
1) Unit 4 Bell Ringer
2) Unit 4 Video Log
Let's Set Up Unit 4
SS8H3 Analyze the
role of Georgia in the American
a. Explain the causes of the American Revolution as they impacted Georgia; include the French and Indian War and the Proclamation of 1763.
Opening: BrainPop "French & Indian War"
Work ~ Interactive Prezi Notes
Session: ~ Color and Label Map
~ BrainPop "Causes of the American
Closing: American Revolution Rap
What were the causes of the American Revolution against England?
Young George Washington
~ British governor sent him to warn the French to leave the Ohio
River Valley but they continued to build forts there
~ He sets up a crude fort named "Fort Necessity". Then attacks a
nearby French fort and wins
~ French retaliate, attacking "Fort Necessity" and Washington
~ The "French and Indian War" began
~ It soon spread to Europe in the larger "Seven Years War"
Record 2 Facts
1. Which nation occupied Canada and territories near
the Mississippi River?
2. How did this nation make money from this area?
3. How did this nation treat the Native Americans?
Let's Label and Color our Maps
Proclamation of 1763
When compared to other colonies, such as Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, Georgia the youngest, smallest, and poorest colony played a relatively minor role during the American Revolutionary War period. For instance, Georgia was the only colony to sell stamps during the Stamp Act crisis and did not send a representative to the First Continental Congress in 1774. Once Georgia joined in the patriot cause, the city of Savannah was easily recaptured in 1778, and for all intents and purposes, Georgia’s coastal cities remained firmly in British hands for the remainder of the war.
However, there was much more to the Revolutionary period in Georgia than the traditional narrative describes. The story includes the capture, escape, and return of a royal governor; a “war woman” whose heroic defense of her home earned her the honor of being one of the few women in the nation with a county named after her; an impoverished and illiterate frontiersman who became an important military leader and later tried to create his own republic; a slave whose bravery in battle led to his freedom and a land grant from an ardent slave state; a signer of the Declaration of Independence who killed in a dual with a fellow patriot less than a year later; and what can be called a “civil war” in the Georgia back country where a bloody guerilla fighting took place between patriot and loyalist forces.