S: The American Revolution
BC: In Class Prezi Powerpoint with Pictures
1: America: Go, Fight, Win !
2: April 19th, 1775 | Lexington and Concord are considered by some to be the first battle of the American Revolution.. As British troops stormed the two cities, they were surprisingly met by the Minutemen who proved just how willing Americans were to die for their cause.
3: June 16, 1775 | This battle actually took place on Breed's Hill. The Americans fought against the British who were trying to seize the Charleston peninsula. Though a heavy loss for both sides and a win for the British, the Americans were still determined
4: DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE | With Thomas Jefferson as the main writer, the Second Continental Congress met in Pennsylvania to write this document. They listed their grievances and reasoning in this, and then declared themselves freed from Britain.
5: OCTOBER 1777 | The Battle of Saratoga is most definitely a turning point in the war. As the British tried to seperate the New England colonies from their neighboring ones, the American troops surronded and captured them. This victory was enough to convince the French to lend aid to the Americans, which would in the end prove very resourceful.
6: 1777-1778 | Though moral was low while in Valley Forge, their sacrifice there was proved worth it at Yorktown. With the help of French troops, the Americans trapped General Cornwallis and claimed victory through British surrender.
7: 1778 | Benjamin Franklin, John Jay, and John Adams were sent to Paris, France to work and getting a treaty written to officially end the war. In this second Treaty of Paris, Britain was to recognize America's independence and make amends with France and Spain. In return, America would allow anyone who wished to return to Britain to do so. The war was over.
8: Articles of Confederation. | These Articles were the first form of government for the new states. These Articles allowed the states to declare war, create treaties, maintain an army and navy, print money, prevent levying, and set up a system for making new territories states. However without levying taxes, everything had to be contributed by choice.
9: Due to the lack of executive and judicial system and regulation of trade, the governments weren't very well planned and many problems arose from this. And without a central government, each state had one vote and everything had to be unanimously decided upon.
10: George Washington | As the leader of the American army, he played such an important part in keeping up moral and actually trainning our soldiers to fight. Since many were farmers and merchant to begin with, there was a lot of work to do.
12: Thomas Jefferson | As the writer of the Declaration of Independence, he was very important seeing as this official document not only raised the moral when read in public places but also formal freed America from under British rule.
14: Thomas Paine wrote and published a newspaper called "Common Sense". It urged colonists to support revolution since it was "common sense."
15: Thomas Paine