S: Revolutionary war
FC: The Revolutionary war Scrap book
1: People of the war
2: Nancy Hart | 1735-1830 | Side- Continentals | Captured 5 Tories and killed 1 and shot another had a county named after her | after the war she lived to the ripe age of 95. went on a normal life
3: KG III | 1728-1820 | King George was the king of England during the Revolutionary war | After the war King George went on being king until he died
4: George Washington | 1732-1799 | G W was leader of the Continental army in the Revolutionary war. | After the war he became the first president of the United States
5: Elijah Clarke | 1733-1799 | A leader during the Rev. war | Led the famous Battle of Kettle Creek | Later became part of the legislature then went to join the French army
6: Austin Dabney | 1765-1830 | A slave on the continental side of the war | took a bullet for Elijah Clarke | Was given valuable land from the land lottery
7: Button Gwinnett | 1735-17750 | continental | was a rep. for the GA at the continental congress. Was the second person to sign the Declaration of Independence | was killed in a duel later in life
8: William Few | 1748-1828 | Continental | A military tactician and represented GA at the continental congress | Nothing in GA is named after him.... Mrs. Winkie is horrified
9: Paul Revere | 1735-1818 | Continental | Famous for his "midnight ride" and engraving the Boston Massacre | opened up a Brass and iron hardware store after the war
10: Benedict Arnold | 1741-1775 | Continental/ Redcoat spy | Greatest traitor of US history. He started out helping America but then was swayed to the redcoats. | went on to live in Canada and England
11: Molly Pitcher | 1754-1832 | Continental | A famous woman who fought in the war. nicknamed Pitcher for bringing pitchers of water to soldier on the battle field
12: The Causes | The Causes
13: The cause of the act was the officers who had fought in the French and Indian war and other troops needed money for quartering, but the British officers could not get the colonists to pay for it. This resulted in the Redcoats creating and establishing the Quartering act. The Quartering Act was put in place in 1765. This act made the colonist have to let redcoats into their homes for shelter and they had to provide them with food. This only fueled the colonists anger and made the British want out. | The Quartering Act
14: The Stamp Act | The Stamp act was put in place because the revenue act of 1764 did not bring in enough money and because the redcoats thought since they protected us we should have to pay them back. This on impacted Georgia because it stopped their only newspaper from being printed. It impacted the other colonies because it made everything on paper more expensive and made them even more eager to break away.
15: The Townshend Act | The Townshend act was put into place because the redcoats needed to raise revenue. The most important reason though was the British government wanted to show they had the right to create taxes and enforce them. This caused the colonies to roar with anger because it taxed almost everything that could not be made in the colonies.
16: The Boston Tea Party | The Boston Tea Party was a pure riot. The colonists in Boston dressed up like Indians boarded British tea boats and dumped all the tea into the harbor in protest of the tea tax. This effected the colonies because it increased tensions between the redcoats to the point where they put into place the intolerable acts, started to enforce the acts and taxes they had already put in place, locked down Boston Harbor, and made them pay back the value of all the tea they had dumped.
17: The Boston Massacre | The Boston Massacre was when the redcoats killed five colonists without being attacked. This is what I believe began the war. From this point on the colonists began preparing for war. All this did was put the final nail in the British coffin.
18: Events of the American Revolution
19: The Boston Massacre was an event where a British Redcoat hit a civilian with his gun because the civilian started to argue with the soldier. An angry mob then gathered around the soldier. More Redcoats came and backed up the soldier. The Redcoats opened fire on the civilians and killed 5 people before it was over. The first man to die was Crispus Attucks. | Boston Massacre
20: Battle of Kettle Creek | The Battle of Kettle Creek was an important battle for Georgia because the morale in the south was low. The battle of Kettle Creek helped boost the Morale. It also got Georgia well needed supplies. The battle was led by Elijah Clarke. During the battle, an African American named Austin Dabney saved Clarke's life. He was later rewarded with valuable land for his actions.
21: Boston Tea Party | The Boston Tea Party took place after England raised prices on tea. This made the colonists furious. As a result to England raising taxes, the citizens decided to protest by dressing up as indians and throw all the tea in the harbor of Boston. As punishment for the protest, England passed the intolerable acts which meant the citizens could not gather together, The Boston Harbor was shut down, and the citizens had to pay more taxes.
22: Battle of Lexington and Concord | The | The Battle of Lexington and Concord was important because it showed that the colonies wanted to break away from Britain. It was the first battle where the colonists fought back. It showed they were truly against Britain.
23: Siege of Savannah | The Siege of Savannah was important because before the battle, control of the city of Savannah resided with the continentals , but then the Redcoats take control and keep control for three and a half years.
24: A New Beginning
25: Articles of Confederation The Articles of Confederation, created in 1777 by the Second Continental Congress, were not helpful for the United States of America; because of them the U.S. couldn’t really be one united nation. It didn’t give the central government enough power. The central government couldn’t control the states. It couldn’t tax the colonies or even draft people into the army. The reason that they did this is that they had just fought for freedom for Great Britain, an extremely powerful country that had ruled over them for years. This was the first governing rules and guidelines, and although this document had some good ideas, it didn’t progress the United States in the right direction. In fact, if anything set our country in the wrong direction. So the Second Continental Congress met again to revise the Articles of Confederation. They revised it into the Constitution of the United States.
26: Constitution of the United States The Constitution of the United States is the base of the U.S. Government. It is set up in a system of checks and balances. It has three main branches of government: the Legislative Branch, the Judicial Branch, and the Executive Branch. The all help make sure that one branch’s power doesn’t get too strong. The Legislative Branch is a branch made up by the House of Representatives and the Senate. There job is to form laws. The Executive Branch is made up of the president. He is accompanied by the vice president and the Cabinet. Their job is to direct the army, to commission all of the Federal Offices, and to make sure that the laws are followed. The Judiciary Branch is a system made up of the Supreme Court. It allows the Supreme Court to create other, not as powerful, courts like it. This system lets the people vote for representatives to stand for them in office.
27: The Constitution of Georgia The Constitution of Georgia is basically the same thing at the U.S. Constitution; the G.A. one was based off of the U.S. Constitution. It has the same three branches, Legislative, Executive, and Judiciary. They work the same way but instead of the president it is the governor. None of these have as much power as the one at the U.S. level. They only dictate what happens in G.A.
28: The Georgian Delegates of the Constitutional Convention Abraham Baldwin | William Houstoun | William Few | William Leigh Pierce
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