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FC: By Mr. Reisbeck's 5th grade class | American Revolution ABC book
1: Home of the free...Because of the Brave | A is for Allies | In the Battles of Yorktown, the French navy and French solders were Allies with America solders. | Ally means your friends in war. | The British used Hessians in the America revolution. | The British and Native Americans were allies.
2: B is for Battles. | The Battle of Long Island was one of many in the Road of the Revolution. The battle was in New York on the 27th of August in 1776. During the war Boston had a withdrawal of the British army. The British won by forcing the Americans to evacuate the state. | The Battle of Ticonderoga was another battle. The battle took place in Fort Ticonderoga. The fort was near Lake Champlain. The battle took place on July 6th, 1777. The Americans withdrew Ticonderoga. | The Battle of Bunker Hill was a battle in the American Revolution. The battle was in Charlestown Pennsylvania on the north side of the Boston Harbor. It was June 17th 1775. General Warren died in the battle. | The Battle of Trenton was a battle in the the Revolutionary War. It was in New Jersey near the Delaware River. It was December 25th, 1776 when the fight broke out. 20 Hessians were killed, 100+ wounded, and 1,000+ captured. 2 Americans froze to death. In the end the Americans won. | 2 Americans froze to death in the Battle of Trenton | General Warren died in the battle of Bunker hILL | Many soldiers rode horses in war | On the left is an American soldier. On the left is a British soldier.
3: The Boston Tea party was a tax on tea. | B is for the Boston Tea Party. | The colonist argued about the new tax to the British solider that they should stop but they didn't. | The tax was expensive and the colonist didn't like the new tax on tea. | On December 16, 1775 a British solider shot a colonist the more shot then the commander stopped it. | The sons of liberty got on the boat were all the tea was and dumped it all into the water | Tea was very popular back then and the British set the price to 50 cents but with tax.
4: C is for The Camden Battle. | The brown bess and the a rifle was used | Nathaniel Greene, Charles Cornwalls, and Benjamin Lincoln were the generals. | The solders that were in it were patriots, French, British solders, and British dragoons. | Camden battle is important because it was one of the last five battles that got the Treaty of Paris.
5: D is For The Declaration of Independence | After the king sent the solders to put the Americans in their right place the war was on. Even more bitter fighting was going on! | The Declaration of Independence was written to the King of England to stop treating them unfairly. They had unfair taxing so writing the declaration was big. | The King of England was so mortified with the Americans writing the declaration so he sent his solders to go put them in their right place! | In 1776 Benjamin Franklyn, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams came together to write the Declaration of Independence.
6: E is for Empire. | King George succeeded his grandfather when he was 22 in 1760. Not long after he married a German princess, her name was Charlotte. They both became parents of 15 restless kids. There home was the palace, But the family spent more time at the Red-Brick Mansion (Buckingham Queen House). | The British Empire was the most powerful empire in the world a the time. 2 ruled the Empire, King George and Parliament. Parliament made the laws and Controlled the Purse Strings. | The British Parliament was broken down into 2 groups, The House of Lords (Upper House) and the House of Commons (Lower House). | The members in the the House of Commons were voted as members or they bought their own seats.At the time only 5 men could vote. The 5 men had to be land owners or business privileges.
7: F is for firearms | The Musket was used by both sides in the war. One musket type was the Brown Bess. All muskets used had bad aim. | Cannons like this(UP) were used by both sides in the war. They were used to siege towns and forts. The higher up that it is stationed, the larger the range. | Patriots trained sharpshooters to pick off British officers. The rifles that were used were very long range. | Firearms were important in the war. They helped both sides. Some of the firearms were cannons. Firearms pretty much canceled out the use of swords.
8: G is for Famous General | George Washington | In 1775 George Washington was chosen to lead the Continental army. Many of his solders fled when they saw the British Offerers. He deiced to fight defensively. The British would have to track down the militia and he would make a surprise attack. | General John Burgoyne waited three weeks for reinforcements. British Officers urged him to retreat. No reinforcements meant attack on October 7. | Tomas Gage was successful to bring British troops to North America for more than 10 years. He failed to stem the tide of rebellion.
9: H is for Hessians. | The Hessians helped the British soldiers in the Battle of Bunker Hill. The Hessians were mercenaries. They were all prepared for the war. | About 15,000 Hessians served in the Revolutionary War. They were hired in units, not as individuals. They all received wages. | Hessians were used in several conflicts. They provided manpower to support American loyalists. They were also offered land bounties to desert and join Americans. | The Hessians also fought in the Battle of Yorktown. They also fought with the British in in this war. But, they would soon lose to the patriots. | Hessians fighting with the British in the Battle of Yorktown. | About 15,00 Hessians served in the revolutionary war. About half died. | A Hessian from the Revolutionary War. | A group of Hessians ready for war.
10: I is for the IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII | I is for the French and Indian War. | the French and IndianWar was a war when the French ad their Indian allies (See A) attacked the 13 colonies for disputed territory. Britain ended up winning the war. | Britain decided it would be best if they traveled by ship. 17 ships came all with 1200 soldiers. | Indians used strong weapons and camouflage during the war to protect them from the British and French. | Britain wanted to make the French outnumbered in technology so they invented the Brown Bass Musket.
11: J is for Thomas Jefferson. | Thomas Jefferson wrote most of the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson made sure he put in why independence was worth fighting for and state facts so people would agree. On July 4, 1776 the Declaration of Independence was approved and th e13 colonies had independence. | Thomas was a great leader for the Patriots in Virginia. He was also a lawyer. Mr. Jefferson had previously wrote to Britain about the colonial problems of British rule. He called it A Summary View of the Rights of British America. | Some of th things Thomas Jefferson put in the Declaration of Independence were stating facts about why the 13 colonies should have freedom of independence. Also, why it was needed, the colonists' main idea of government, and the last part of the Declaration of Independence was the colonist complaints.
12: King George made the colonists pay taxes because Britain was in debt. It was not very nice of him. | This king was very ignorant. He ignored the letters and petitions the colonists gave him. This must have made them furious. But the king didn't care. | The king was ill. He remained ill until his death in Windsor Castle on January 29, 1820. | King George the 3rd was the king of England. He was not very nice. After letting the colonists settle in the New land, he demanded that they pay taxes. | K is for King George the 3rd.
13: L is for Lexington and Concord. | The battle of Lexington and Concord was one of the earlier battles of the Revolutionary war.It took place in the towns of Lexington and Concord.The year was 1775. | The Battles of Lexington and Concord were both won by the colonies.Gorge Washington was the leader of the army back then.The Patriots had the upper hand in this battle because they were on their home turf. | The famous phrase "The British are coming" was used by Paul Revere while warning of the British.With the warning, the minute men were ready for them.This may have been part of the reason the Americans were able to win. | The Patriots were on their set of land so they knew were to hide and strike.The British fought in a straight line so they were exposed.The Americans waited in trees and bush and what not while the British were marching in a big line to a loud drum beat.The patriots used stealth and swiftness to defeat the British. | The Minute Men fighting the British. | British surrendering the the colonies. | Time line of the Revolution. | Patriots hiding from British.
14: M is for Martin Howard | The colonist and Martin Howard thought that the king and parliament should care more about them than they should about them selves. | Martin Howard | Came under attack | Martin Howard is from Rhode Island.
15: N is for Lord North. | Lord North was important in the colonial times because, he was the prime minister of Britain. He worked with the Parliament to pass laws, but 1 law he passed allowed a British company to sell tea in the colonies for a very low price. | This new law would hurt the colonists merchants and they would still have to pay taxes on the the tea.This then lead to the Boston Tea Party. | Lord North was born in April 13, 1732. And died August 5th. | Lord North got his education and attended Eton and Trinity college.
16: O is for James Otis | James Otis was on of the 2 people to speak out against the British laws and taxes. | His dads name was James Otis Sr so his name is actually James Otis Jr. His dad was into politics so thats why he spoke out about British laws and taxes. | James Otis made up the phrase "No taxation without representation" and that means don't tax us without us having say in it. | he brothers name was Mercy Otis Warren, and he was the other person to speak out against the British law and taxation
17: P is for Paul Revere | Paul Revere is a patriot. | born in Boston | He did the pic of the Boston Massacre.
18: Q is for Quartering Act. | The reason why they made the colonist quarter the British soldiers is because the colonist had thrown tea off a ship. They did that because Britain made a tax on tea without the colonist say. Another reason why they had to quarter British soldiers is because colonist were boycotting British goods. | The colonist considered this an intolerable act. That is what helped start the Boston Massacre and then that led to the Revolutionary War. | Quarter means to house, feed, and pay for British soldiers. The British did that so colonist would follow the laws. The colonist considered these intolerable acts.
19: Family, Fun, Food and Fireworks | R | R is | R is for Red Coats. | Red coats are British soldiers. These soldiers fought all over the world to win for king George III back in the 17 hundreds. | These formal soldiers stand in a 3-4 row formation. This allows the solders to go to the back and reload. mean while the next row fires. | Red coats were the best in the world at the time. they fought people near and far. They even fought people from the British colonies. | Some Red Coats were in the back to play instruments. They kept the beat with drums and fifes. Soldiers marched and fired to the beat.
20: S is S is for Stamp Act. | The Stamp act was another tax law. Almost everything on paper written or printed must have a stamp on it. The stamp shows tax was paid. It was not everybody's favorite law. | T The colonists didn't mind the money the most. It was that they had no say that bothered them. They had no representation. They had to do something about it. | The colonists hated the law. James Otis took a stand and told the colonists not to buy stamped goods until something was done about it. The colonists even came up with a saying. The saying was, "No taxation without representation.". that saying was repeated a lot. | This law was very affective. It taxed newspapers, pamphlets, bills, legal documents, licenses, almanacs, dice, and playing cards. There were fifty two documents in all. It most effected lawyers, publishers, land owners, ship builders, and merchants.
21: T is for taxes | Taxes are extra money paid to help the government to things they need. | The sugar act was a big tax act.The sugar act was taxes on sugar, wines, indigo dye, and other imports from Britain. | Another major tax on the colonies was the stamp act. The stamp act was a tax on all paper goods. They called it the stamp act because they put a special stamp on the paper to show that the taxes had been payed. | The last important tax in the British colonies was the tea taxes. The tea taxes was where in the year 1773 British taxed all the imported tea from Britain. but all the taxes did was make the colonist even more mad. This tax made the colonist so mad that the Boston tea party came along. and soon to fallow the Revolutionary war.
22: U is for United. | The colonist united together because Britain was making the British soldiers go to the 13 colonies and pay taxes. | They also united with other countries because they needed more people. They needed more people because the British has better weapons than the colonist. | They united together with other colonies because most thought these taxes were not fair. These taxes were on your everyday things. So they went into war. | The colonist united because Britain would not leave the colonies alone. They were getting tired of the British watching over them. They had to in house the soldiers. That means they had to feed them, let them sleep in your bed,and many other things.
23: V is for American Victories. | The Patriots won their first victory at Lexington and Concord. | The Patriots had another victory when they won their independence in the treaty of Paris. | The patriots won their last battle at the battle of Yorktown. | The Patriots won lots of battles at different places in the thirteen colonies.
24: W is for Philis Wheatly. | Philis Wheatly was an African slave whose owners taught her to read and write. | Philis grew to love to read and write.This soon led up to making poems that gained her freedom. | In the year of 1776 Ms. Wheatly stood before George Washington and read one of her many poems about independence. | Philis Wheatly was important to the Revolutionary War because her poems did two things.One they encouraged Patriots to keep fighting.Also it convinced Loyalists to go against the British.
25: X is for x marks the spot of the Boston Massacre. | The Boston Massacre took place at night when someone was mad at a red coat and that started an entire mob and the red coat called over more red coats and the red coats and the mob started throwing rocks and snowballs at the red coats and the red coats got so enraged that they shot and killed 3 people brutally wounded 2 and wounded 8, but soon two others had died. | The Boston Massacre took place in Boston and was a huge part of te american revolution.. | X stands for x marks the spot of the Boston Massacre. | The Boston Massacre was the biggest part of the American Revolution to me and probably started the Revolutionary war.
26: Y is for the Battle of Yorktown. | The French are allies to the American troops. the French have battle ships witch blockade the harbor so British ships can't get through. | The American solders had French allies who have ships that blockade the harbor while the land troops attacked the British base in Yorktown. | The battle of Yorktown took place in 1781and was the last battle of the revolutionary war. | The British had there base at a harbor in York town. It was secured by logs that were pointed.
27: Family, Fun, Food and Fireworks | British Monarch and Parliament accepted America's independence. | The treaty was signed by British and American representatives on September 3, 1783. | The work on the treaty started in April of 1782. | The treaty of Paris ended the revaluation. | z is for the Treaty of Paris
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