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Unit 3 - The American Revolution
Transcript of Unit 3 - The American Revolution
Precursor to American Revolution:
The French and Indian War
British tax Americans and control trade.
Boston Tea Party
Protest Tea Tax
Tension over presence of British troops in Boston
Colonists who supported the American Revolution
Also known as:
Colonists who supported the British in opposing the Revolution
Also known as:
Continental Congress Meets
Decide whether or not to take action against British occupation
Raised public support for the Revolution and condemned the monarchy.
~50,000 regular troops
~30,000 Hessian (German) mercenaries
~Troops well trained; Battle ready
~no more than 20,000 at one time
~young, landless, unskilled, poor
~slaves sent in master's place
~cared for sick and wounded
~cooked, mended clothes
~buried the dead
~served in combat
Treaty of Paris (1783)
~Ended the American Revolution between England and America
~England was "generous" to the U.S. with land
Proclamation of 1763 denied colonists right to expand West.
One of the most influential documents in American history.
Terms of the Treaty:
United States* is free from the British Crown and all related claims.
Set boundaries between the U.S. and British North America.
Prisoner's of War (P.O.W.) on both sides released.
U.S. will not take Loyalist property.
Great Britain and U.S. give each other access to the Mississippi River.
Fighting over religion, race, culture
Colonists were not a united culture:
Shared grievances gave them common identity!
British stationed troops in the colonies
As Americans, "WE" believe government exists to:
Protect the rights of the people
Provide right to overthrow unjust and tyrannical king
Provide all people the RIGHT to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
Another look...why do these taxes anger the colonists?
Ride the Rail
Battle of Camden
In 21st Century Words, What Were Loyalists, Patriots, and the King Saying?
Loyalists (and Patriot response)...
How did "We" Win?
Size of the Colonies from North to South
Unknown and unmapped terrain
British Didn't Utilize Loyalists
Force non-traditional fighting
Use clothing to blend in EVERYWHERE
Marquis de Lafayette and FRANCE
Ships, weapons, and men to So. colonies
Seriously...what's with this fighting style?