American Revolution/Guns for General Washington (General George Washington…
American Revolution/Guns for General Washington
Causes of the Revolution
Taxes England taxed the colonies to pay off war debt from the French and Indian War (Tea Act, Stamp Act, Townsend Acts, Sugar Acts, Intolerable Acts)
British governors had complete control over the colonies.
Colonies had no representation in Parliament.
British had strict control over the trades. Colonists couldn't trade freely.
Important Events of the Revolution
Advantages of the Patriots
General George Washington Facts:
He switched his cash crop from Tobacco to wheat in the 1760's
When he was 57 he got an of his teeth pulled.
He was the commander of the Continental Army
He never had any children of his own.
He was president from April 30, 1789 to March 4, 1797
He was born in Westmoreland County, VA
He was married to Martha Washington
He died in Mount Vernon, VA
The General died on December 14, 1799
George Washington was the eldest of six children.
George Washington was born on February 22, 1732
Washington was a BIG patriot.
He died of hypovolemia.
He started surveying at 15.
George Washington was 11 when his father died.
George Washington was 6 foot two inches.
Martha and George were married on January 6, 1759.
His wife died of a severe fever.
Martha, his wife, grew to be about five feet tall.
His wife outlived all of her children.