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S: Georgia Studies

FC: MATS Revolutionary War Scrapbook | By: Madi Brillhart Alexis Godfrey Taylor Johannesson Syeda Bano

7: Benjamin Franklin January 17, 1706-April 17, 1790 Benjamin Franklin was sided with America. He was best known for being on the committee to write the Declaration of Independence. Towards the end of the war Benjamin Franklin became the Ambassador of France, he also became the only Founding Father to sign the Constitution. | Benjamin Franklin

8: George Washington February 22, 1732-December 14, 1799 George Washington was fighting on the American side, he was the Commanding General of the Continental army. George was best known for leading the Continental to freedom. After the war Washington became the first president of the United States. | George Washington

9: Thomas Jefferson April 13, 1743-July 4, 1826 Thomas Jefferson was on the side of America during the Revolutionary War. Thomas was best known for being the author of The Declaration of Independence. After the Revolutionary War, Thomas Jefferson became governor of Virginia, ambassador to France, Secretary of State, and then later became the third president of the United States. | Thomas Jefferson

10: Button Gwinnett April 10, 1735-May 19, 1777 Button Gwinnett was fighting on the side of America during the Revolutionary War. Gwinnett is best known for being one of Georgia’s signer of the Declaration of Independence. After the Revolutionary War, Button Gwinnett served in the Georgia State Legislature, and later wrote the original draft for the first Georgia Constitution. | Button Gwinnett

11: George Walton 1741-February 2, 1804 George Walton sided with America during the Revolutionary War. Walton is best known for being the president of the Council of Safety, and being one of the signer’s of the Declaration of Independence. After the Revolutionary War, George Walton became governor of Georgia for a very short period of time, two months. | George Walton

12: Lyman Hall April 12, 1724-October 19, 1790 Lyman Hall sided with America during the Revolutionary War. Hall is best known for being a Georgia signer of Independence. Lyman Hall became a governor and a judge after the Revolutionary War. | Lyman Hall

13: Abraham Baldwin November 22, 1754-March 4, 1807 Abraham Baldwin fought on the American side during the Revolutionary War. Baldwin is best known for being a Georgia signer of the Constitution, and solving the Big State Small State crisis. After the Revolutionary War, Abraham Baldwin was elected to the United States Senate and served from 1779 until his death in 1807. | Abraham Baldwin

14: William Few June 8, 1748- July 16, 1828 William Few was on the American side of the Revolutionary War. Few is best known for leading the Siege of Savannah. After the Revolutionary War, William Few was elected and was one of the two Georgians to sign the Constitution. | William Few

15: Crispus Attucks1 723-March 1770 Crispus Attucks was sided with the Americans during the American Revolution. Attucks is best known for being the first person to get killed during the Boston Massacre. Crispus Attucks had no life after the war, but according to studies some disagree about the fact of him being the first person killed. | Crispus Attucks

16: John Treutlen January 16, 1734-March 1st, 1782 John Treutlen was fighting on the American side during the American Revolution. Treutlen was a Salzburger, and a leader in the Georgia during the American Revolution. After the Revolution, Treutlen became the first Governor of Georgia after British rule. | John Treutlen

17: The Boston Massacre was a huge part of the American Revolution. It started out as a "snowball fight gone wrong" but quickly turned into a full-fledged battle between the British soldiers and the citizens of Boston. Claiming it was self-defense against the consistent harassment from the citizens, British soldiers openly fired in the direction of the mass, killing 3 immediately, and 2 injured, dying the next day. | THE BOSTON MASSACRE

18: The Battle of Brier Creek took place in 1779 near Brier Creek in Georgia, a few weeks after the victory of Battle of Kettle Creek. This battle was very important because a win from the rebels meant an end to the war. Realizing the importance, both sides were extremely focused and ready for the other to attack. Again outnumbered, but a little more confident U.S. struggled to fend off the British army. The battle lasted about 2 months, ending with victorious Loyalists. This battle is said to have “cancelled out” the win at Kettle Creek, causing morale to drop on the U.S. side. | The Battle of Brier Creek

19: The Battle of Kettle Creek occurred in 1779 along Kettle Creek in Georgia. Led by Elijah Clarke, the American army was expected to lose; and they were. Until, the leader of the British army fell injured and the army became lost, enabling the Rebels to push them across the creek. The win of this battle was huge for America because they were then supplied with badly needed supplies and horses. It also boosted their morale, or drive to win. | The Battle of Kettle Creek

20: The French and Indian War was a huge contribution to the start American Revolution. In this war, there were fighting Indians on both sides; the French and the British. It started because of the British wanting French land in North America, but ended as a five-year war. The Indians and the French fought for the land against the British, but soon other Native Americans joined the British side because they were afraid they'd take their land. The battle got bloody fast and ended up being a win for the British. Because of the British’s war debts afterwards, they began taxing the citizens, which contributed to the start of the American Revolution. | The French & Indian War

21: The Siege of Savannah occurred in 1779. A year before that, the British had taken over Savannah, like a lot of other cities. The Siege of Savannah was an attempt from the French and the American to retake it and obtain control over it again. During the siege, a Polish man fighting on the U.S. side named Kazimierz Pulaski was shot . Soon after this, the French-American attempt to regain control failed and Savannah stayed in British's hands until the end of the war. | The Siege of Savannah

22: Assets To declare war & make peace To coin and borrow money To deal with foreign countries and sign treaties To operate post offices Liabilities The national government could not compel the states to obey its laws It did not have the power to tax It did not have the power to enforce laws Congress lacked strong and steady leadership There was no national army or navy There was no system of national courts Each state could issue its own paper money Each state could up tariffs (taxes) on trade between states | The Articles of Confederation

23: Went into effect January 1781 after being ratified by all 13 colonies Represents the first constitutional agreement made between the 13 American states | The Articles of Confederation (continued)

24: 3 branches (judicial, legislative, executive) First 10 amendments- Bill of Rights It was ratified by 1788 GA was the 4th state to ratify | U.S. Constitution

25: Georgia’s capital moved to Augusta in 1785 1788-1789 delegates in Augusta to make changes in the state constitution Changes made GA’s constitution very much like the Constitution of the US 3 branches: executive, judicial, and legislative; powers were separated, but not equally balanced Even though it was “new and improved,” Georgia’s constitution was revised 10 times; most recently in 1983.. More to come in our government unit | GA Constitution

26: GA Delegates of the Constitutional Congress | Abraham Baldwin | William Few

27: The Stamp Act was created to pay off Britain's war debt. The Stamp Act was created on March 22, 1765 through March 18, 1766. The Stamp Act was a tax on deeds, wills, marriage licenses; anything made of paper was taxed on. The Stamp Act affected Georgia by shutting down its only newspaper. The Stamp Act was hard on the colonies because everything on paper had to have a revenue stamp to be legal. The colonies had to put more money into small things. | The Stamp Act

28: The Sugar act was created to pay off Britain’s war debt. The Sugar was formed in April 5th of 1764. This was a tax on sugar, tea, coffee, molasses, and wine. This had a huge effect on Georgia because Georgia was big trading partners with sugar producing countries in the Caribbean. The Sugar Act was a tax on necessary things for colonist. The colonist needed to use these products daily and having them taxed made it feel like some of their basic rights were being taken away. | Sugar Act

29: The Townshend Act was created to pay off Britain’s war debt. The Townshend Act was passed on June 26, 29, July 2, 1767: repealed on April 12, 1770. This was a tax on goods including tea, glass, paper, paint, and lead. | All these goods were available in the western hemisphere. Georgia begin to import goods directly from the western hemisphere trading partners rather than buying from England. The colonists started protesting and boycotting British goods. | Townshend Act

30: The Boston Massacre started out as a argument but then lead into a massacre. If has not been stated whether the colonists were armed or not. | It has also not been stated when the Redcoats took fire because they felt they were being harmed. After everything happened, five colonists are dead and the first to dead is Crispus Attucks, a black sailor. This made the colonists furious. This started war.! | Boston Massacre

31: The Tea Act was created to pay off Britain's war debt. The Tea Act was made on My 10, 1773. This act gave East India Tea Company sole right to sell tea directly to Americans. Americans were only allowed to buy there Tea from the East India Tea Company. Since 1770 things had gotten better been the colonies and Great Britain but this pushed them. Tea was a very popular drink throughout the colonies and having them buy it from the East India Tea Company made pricing go up. | Tea Act

32: Part 2: Taylor | Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 2 Oct. 2011. 6 Oct. 2011. | Revolutionary war, and Beyond. Fortiguard, N.A. 6 Oct. 2011. | MrNussbaum a thousand sites in one. N.A. N.A. 6 Oct. 2011

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