S: The Game(rs)
1: Daniel Morgan: Born-1736 Died-July 6, 1802 Daniel Morgan was a Brigadier General serving George Washington on the Continentals. He is known for leading his company along with others in the Battle of Quebec, and later commanding the 11th Virginia Regiment. Also, Morgan commanded a lightweight rifle sharpshooter militia of around 500 men who were assigned to flank, harass, and attack General William Howe’s rear guard as the British marched across New Jersey. After the war, he settled in his home town of Charles Town and later ran for the House of Representatives, he one in 1797 and served till 1799. | Paul Revere: Born- January 1, 1735 Died- May 10, 1818 Paul Revere was widely known for his historic and memorable Midnight Ride, where he warned the nearby minute men militia that the “British are coming”. You probably can infer, because of his warning to the continentals that he was on the Continentals side. Post war, Revere opened a hardware store which later expanded to a large metal producing company called Revere iron and brass Inc.. | People of the Revolution
2: Button Gwinnet: Born- 1735 Died- May 19, 1777 Button was a political leader for the Continentals. Button Gwinnet lived in Georgia and had a large plantation. He was a part of the Continental Congress as well as the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Button Gwinnett was charged for wrong doing while he was running for governor; he then challenged Lachlan McIntosh, the man who initially blamed him, in a duel. It took place right outside of Savannah, both were injured but, Gwinnet was the only one who really died. | William Few was born in 1748. He died in 1828. He was a political leader from Georgia who opposed the British. He was one of the only 2 signers of the Constitution that was from Georgia. He was also one of the first ever U.S. state senators. Surprisingly, there is not a single thing that Few has been named after or recognized, even though he was very important in the gaining of independence for our country as we know it.
3: Nancy Hart lived from 1735 all the way to 1830. Her husband was an officer for the Georgia militia. She is known for single handedly killing 7 British soldiers that were stationed at her house planning an attack on her neighbor. This story has been told and stretched for over a century and has several different versions. After the war, she settled in Henderson County, Kentucky. | Crispus Attucks was born in 1723. Attucks grew up as a slave.He is greatly known for his death in the Boston Massacre on May 5th, 1770. Some give him the title for being the first person to die for Americans freedom from Great Britain. Unfortunately, he didn’t get to see his country succeed in their quest for freedom because of his heroic death.
4: Elijah Clarke was born in 1733. He is widely known for leading the Georgia Militia into the historical Battle of Kettle Creek. This event took place in February of 1779 and was the first real Continental victory in the South. Clarke gained control to badly needed supplies and it boosted the morale of his troops. When the war ended, he was given a plantation and began to fight Indians. Even later, he set up the Transoconee Republic, which was later reclaimed by Indians after his death on December 15, 1799. | Austin Dabney lived from 1765 to 1830. Austin Dabney was born as a slave but sent into the Georgia militia in place of his master. In fact, Dabney was severely injured while doing so and took a bullet in the thigh. He is known and recognized for saving the life of Elijah Clarke. All around he was known for his act of heroism, and because of this he was the only African-American to be granted land. A whole 50 acres! Giles Harris took in Dabney after he had been wounded, Austin thanked him for his hospitality by working for him for the rest of his life.
5: George Washington was born in 1732. He was voted Commander and Chief of the Continental Army at the second Continental Congress. Washington, through a long drawn out process, arose victorious and gained complete freedom for America. After the Revolution, Washington was elected first President of the United States. Washington died less than three years after retirement on December 14th, 1799. | King George the 3rd was born on June 4th, 1738 and became king in 1760. He was England's King during the Revolutionary War. Loyalists loved him, but continentals hated him. After the war, KGIII was known for going insane. He attacked his oldest son, the Prince of Wales, and was put into solitary confinement with doctor's aid. They released him after 1 year because doctors believed he was cured from the crazies. He later died on January 29th, 1820.
6: Events | The Battle of Kettle Creek took place in 1779. The forces were led by Col. Elijah Clarke. A former slave, Austin Dabney, took a round to his leg so he could save Clarke. This battle was important because the Continentals took much needed supplies from the British. | The Siege of Savannah also took place in 1779. There was fighting for two months, until the Continentals had to surrender due to many casualties. A beneficiary, Count Pulaski, died in the siege. The British controlled Savannah for three-and-a-half more years.
7: The Boston Massacre was a snowball fight gone horribly wrong in 1770. A riot was going on and soldiers fired and killed five people. Crispus Attucks was supposedly the first to die. | Yorktown was where the British surrendered in 1781. General Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington, ending the battles. The Treaty of Paris 1781 officially ended the war. | The Declaration of Independence showed that we meant business to control our own country. It was sent to England in 1776 and 56 people signed it.
8: Causes: The Tea Act: Took place directly after the Townshend act in 1773. The British had lifted all taxes except for those on tea. All tea must be bough from England. The Tea Act happened in order to save the nearly bankrupt East India Tea Company. The tax on importing tea to the British was lowered, and the tax went to the American colonies. When the taxed tea arrived to America, the colonists demanded it be sent back to England. The Boston Tea Party occurred on these ships. | Sugar Act: Taxed all colonists on things such as Sugar, Molasses, coffee, pimento, cambric, some wines, etc. April 6th 1764. Made molasses cost 3 pence per gallon. Because of the tax on molasses rum production in the US declined. This act negatively affected the American economy because it reduced the items shops could sell. Stamp Act: March 22, 1765. Put a tax on all printed papers. Taxed things like legal documents, licenses, and newspapers. Approved by the British to help pay for protecting the American
9: Frontier near the Appalachian Mountains. The tax itself was relatively inexpensive, the colonists were angered more by the fact that the tax did not exist to help them, just to raise money for England. Georgia’s only newspaper was canceled because of the stamp act. Townshend Acts: Taxed glass, paper, paint, lead, and tea. Allowed British officers to search homes for smuggled goods using warrants called Writs of Assistance. Colonists Boycott and protest the Townshend Acts. The Townshend acts were repealed in 1773. | Boston Tea Party: Happened December 16th 1773. Directly before, a large meeting had taken place at the Old South Church where Hutchinson (Governor). When colonists (Sons of Liberty) boarded ships holding taxed British tea dumped about $1,000,000 worth of tea into Boston Harbor. 342 chests dumped.
10: A New Beginning | Articles of Confederation: The Articles of Confederation were very flawed, for instance the Congress was not allowed to tax colonists, therefore they had little revenue. There was no national court system, so the law could not be enforced. There was not a national army or navy, so if we were invaded, our invaders would face little resistance. States could issue their own currency, so it was basically useless and just complicated trade. | The U.S. Constitution: The Constitution was much more beneficial to our country than its predecessor, The Articles of Confederation. Our country was no much more prepared to unify as one. The document made the three branches of government much more equal, by that I mean that the Legislature did not hold all the power. The governor actually had an impact on the decisions made in his state.
11: The Georgia Constitution: The Georgia Constitution mirrored the U.S. Constitution. It brought significant power back to the governor, but it wasn't perfect. The Georgia Constitution has been revised ten times. The latest time revised was in in 1988.
12: Bibliography | Palmer, Charlotte A. National Archives. National Archives, n.d. Web. 5 Oct. 2011.