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American Revolution

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Revolutionary War
Project by Natalie Peek, Claire Stubsten, Garrett Stack, Erika Bartolanzo and Eva Berger John Adams said that the American Revolution began with a, "radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments and affections of the people." May 10, 1775 April 19, 1775 "Minutemen" battle the Lobsterbacks Lexington and Concord. This is the famed "Shot heard 'round the World" June 17, 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill What were the reasons that the war started? George Washington Post War Recession Taxation on glass, tea and other necessities Local Tradition of Violent Protest All of these factors mixed together in the unstable melting pot of The thirteen colonies surely could only make one thing: Washington had wooden
teeth WAR The Siege of Fort Ticonderoga. This battle let both sides know that the war could not be fought in one quick short battle In total there were 36 battles during the Revolutionary War. Every battle probably has thousands of personal stories that connect to it, we wish we could share them all, but that would be impossible. From here the only thing we can urge you to do is explore and discover the war that made life in a free country possible. What will you find? August 16, 1777 Battle of Bennington Stories from the Unheard Deborah Samson alias Robert Shirtliffe. Disguised herself as a man and fought through many battles in the Revolutionary War. Even though she had many injuries, including a shot through the shoulder and a sword cut on the side of her head, nobody suspected that she was a woman until she got brain fever. She got dismissed from service and years later she got her pension. Bibliography Wilson, Barbara A.. "Women Soldiers in the American Revolutionary War." Amazing Women in War and Peace. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Oct. 2012. <userpages.aug.com/captbarb/femvets.html Nancy Hart Through many heroic acts Nancy Hart helped keep her home safe.
One evening a Tory was spying on the family. One of Nancy's children let her know and Nancy, who at the time was making soap, flung a spoonful of soap at the crack, hitting the Tory in the eye.
Her most heroic and well known act occurred when five or six Tories came to her cabin demanding the location of a Whig in the area. Nancy had just talked to the specific Whig, but denied knowing where they were. The Tories suspected that she was bluffing, so they shot her prized turkey and demanded that she cook it. Nancy gave them wine and as they began to get drunk, Nancy got her daughter to go outside and blow a conch horn signaling that they were holding Tories. She began to take their guns and pass them through the door to her daughter. When one man noticed, they all sprang to their feet. Nancy had their guns and promised to shoot them if they moved. She ended up having to shoot two (some accounts say one) men. The rest of the Tories were hanged . Today she has many things to commemorate her bravery, including Hartwell, Lake Hartwell and a library and highway named in her honor. New Georgia Encyclopedia: Nancy Hart (ca. 1735-1830). (2010, January 29). New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved October 2, 2012, from http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-2876 Austin Dabney He got sent in place of his master to war. Austin Dabney was believed to be the only black man at the Battle of Kettle Creek. After the battle he was severely injured, the Harris family took him in. Austin continued to work for them for the rest of his life. He was the only African American who was granted land by the state, a total of fifty acres. New Georgia Encyclopedia: Austin Dabney (ca. 1765-1830). (2006, May 18). New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved October 2, 2012, from http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-3298 September 19,1777 October 7,1777 Battle of Saratoga
(Freeman's Farm) Battle of Saratoga
(Bemis Heights) George Washington had many illnesses, some of the treatments for these made him lose all his teeth. He had nine dentists in his lifetime. Many of them tried to make comfortable dentures for him, however none of them could, except for John Greenwood who made four sets of dentures made out of hippopotamus and elephant ivory. When he became president, he only had one natural tooth left in his mouth. By the time of his second term, his mouth would cause him so much pain that he only delivered a two paragraph inaugural address. During the war, many of the colonies had wars going on inside of them. Tories and Patriots constantly fought against each other. It was said that without George Washington, the country would have destroyed itself before Great Britain would have been able to. Page 1 George Washington's Teeth - Lesson. (2012, October 2). National Museum of Dentistry | The Smile Experience . Retrieved October 2, 2012, from http://www.dentalmuseum.org/gw/01teeth. December 29, 1778 Capture of Savannah The American Revolution - (Home). (2012, October 2). The American Revolution - (Home). Retrieved October 2, 2012, from http://www.theamericanrevolution.org/default October 9, 1781 Battle of Yorktown Quartering Act He said to his friend, "If the British march
By land or sea from the town to-night,
Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch
Of the North Church tower as a signal light,--
One if by land, and two if by sea;
And I on the opposite shore will be,
Ready to ride and spread the alarm
Through every Middlesex village and farm,
For the country folk to be up and to arm." Excerpts from Paul Revere's Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Meanwhile, impatient to mount and ride,
Booted and spurred, with a heavy stride
On the opposite shore walked Paul Revere.
Now he patted his horse's side,
Now he gazed at the landscape far and near,
Then, impetuous, stamped the earth,
And turned and tightened his saddle girth;
But mostly he watched with eager search
The belfry tower of the Old North Church,
As it rose above the graves on the hill,
Lonely and spectral and sombre and still.
And lo! as he looks, on the belfry's height
A glimmer, and then a gleam of light!
He springs to the saddle, the bridle he turns,
But lingers and gazes, till full on his sight
A second lamp in the belfry burns. Paul Revere's Ride. (n.d.). Poetry. Retrieved October 4, 2012, from http://poetry.eserver.org/paul-revere.html The Paul Revere House. (n.d.). The Paul Revere House. Retrieved October 4, 2012, from http://www.paulreverehouse.org/ride/index. April 18,1777 Paul Revere's Ride September 11,1777 Battle of Brandywine October 4, 1777 The Battle of Germantown Important People from the Revolutionary War Benjamin Franklin Known not only for his wonderful work as a statesman who helped Thomas Jefferson and John Adams write up the Declaration of Independence, but also as an influential writer and scientist known for his work with electricity. After Benjamin began the Pennsylvania Gazette, he began to make his fortune. He decided that it was time that he found a wife. he demanded that his wife come with a dowry, some money to pay off his debts. Because his debts were so large, he had a hard time finding a family willing to pay them off. He finally ended up marrying Deborah Read. John Adams Though he was not as popular as his first cousin Samuel Adams (he didn't get a beer named after him), he was the second president of the United States, and helped write some of the Declaration of Independence as a constitutional lawyer. AND Thomas Jefferson Well known for being a co-author of the Declaration of Independence and the third president, Thomas Jefferson was also a Minister to France, Secretary of State, Vice President and a vital part of the Louisiana Purchase. As you can see, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were not best buddies when the Declaration of Independence was signed. But after a while, they became very close friends and died on the same day, July 4, 1826. Samuel Adams Samuel Adams was one of the first people to argue for independence. The british called him the "most dangerous man in Massachusetts". Patrick Henry In 1774, he represented Virginia at the first continental congress. In 1776, he was elected the Governor of Virginia.
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