Guns for General Washington (George Washington)/American Revolution…
Guns for General Washington (George Washington)/American Revolution
What was his profession prior to the military?
George Washington was just a plain normal 'ol child. But he got his military inspiration for joining the military from his brother and watching his brother when he was in the military.
When was he born?
February 22, 1732
When did he die?
December 13, 1799
Causes of the Revolution
The Intolerable Act: This was the punishment to the massachusetts colony for the Boston Tea Party.
Strict Trading Laws: The King placed extremely strict rules on the colonists when it came to trading.
The Townsend Act : This was a title for all of the acts, that the king had placed on the colonists.
The colonists had no representation in congress. So, the colonists didn't have a say on how things went with the government, as far as rules and laws go.
The Sugar Act: In this act the ing placed as at on sugar/molasses .
The Tea Act: The King placed unfair taxes on tea, causing the colonists to have to pay extra money on tea.
Religion: The colonists were not able to believe in what they wanted to believe in, and they were being brutally punished for it.
Important Events of the Revolution
The first continental congress: Was a meeting with all of the thirteen colonies and decided that they were all going to fight together as one.
Tar and feathering: Was a punishment when tar was poured onto a person along with feathers
The shot heard 'round the world: Was the first shot of the Revolutionary war, no one knows exactly know did it though.
The Boston Tea Party: When the some of the patriots went and protested the Boston Harbor, by dumping loads of tea into the water.
Battle at Lexington and Concord: This was a small battle between the colonists and Britain and was carried from Lexington to Concord.
The Declaration of Independence: A document that stated the colonist's freedom against Great Britain
The Boston Massacre: When some of the colonists were a little drunk and got into a fight in the middle of town, with some of the British soldiers. And one of the British officers fired at the colonists and killed and injured 5 of them.
Who was his mother?
Mary Ball Washington
Betty Washington Lewis
Who was his father?
John Augustine Washington
Augustine Washington Jr.
George Steptoe Washington
Advantages of the Patriots
Knowing the land: Since the Patriots settled on the land first they learned about the land and where everything was located and learned about the land. So, in other words they knew the land better that the Loyalists because they live on that land and knew more about the land.
They would be the ones who would fight harder. Because they we actually fighting for something. Unlike the Loyalists who had a home back in England and weren't worried about loosing their homes or anything.
They were fighting for religious reasons and would fight harder because it would effect their lives on weather or not they would win.
The Treaty of Paris
America promised to pay back all of the tax debt that they owed the king.
America promised not to punish any Loyalists in the colonies.
They are now their own nation with the freedom to decide their own government.
All of the British troops were to be removed from ALL of the colonies.