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The American Revolution

Socials Studies project
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on 4 September 2015

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Transcript of The American Revolution

~ A war between the American Colonies and Great Britain~
By: Gigi and Shizuko
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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
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Britain Gets Control Over Canada
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City of Quebec Surrenders to British
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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 the French & Indian War!
By : GIGI and SHIZUKO
The Royal Proclamation
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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
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The Sugar Act was a tax put on sugar, molasses and all imported goods.

Some colonists refused to trade and boycotted
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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
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Stamp Act was repealed
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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.
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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
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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
a
British Colony.
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Boston Tea Party
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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
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The Beginning of American Revolution
Boston massacre
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The End of
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Benjamin Franklin
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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
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Declaration

of Independence
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The Declaration of Independence
Thank You For watching !
We hope you learned some valuable History !
By: Gigi Puen and Shizuko Akamoto
Socials Studies 9 Block : 2-1
One's Believes
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