American Revolution/Guns for General Washington (General George…
American Revolution/Guns for General Washington
causes of the revolution
England taxed the colonies to pay off war debt from the French and Indian war (Tea act, Stamp act, Sugar act, Townshend act, intolerable acts)
Quartering Act: British soldiers were living in colonists' house
British governments had complete control over the colonies
The colonies couldn't trade freely England had strict control over the trade.
Colonists had to obey British laws witch were enforced by the governors
The colonies had NO REPRESENTATION in parliament
The colonists opposed to the British taxes.
Important events of the revolation
The battle between the British and the Patriots was small skirmish, the British won with only one wounded, and continued on to concord. Lexington and Concorf
This was the first shot of the Revolutionary War,no one new who fired the shot. "Shot Heard Round' World"
Paul Revere rode on horse back in front of the British to warn every one that they were coming. The ride of Paul Revere.
May 1775, second meeting of the colonies.They still aren't unified, but this is the first attempt at a republication government for the colonies. Second Continental congress.
A gathering of of colonial leaders trying to decide what to do about Britain. First Continental Congress
George Washington was made commander of the Continental army.The colonies established this at the Second Continental congress
Samuel Adams and Paul revere lead patriots into the Boston Haber and they threw teas over board. The Boston Tea Party.
advantages of patriots
They had GREAT Leadership.
Their Officers were trained by the British in the French and Indian War.
They had better supplies then the British.
The French was on their side.
They had good hunters.
They believed in indapendence
They were fighting on their home land
General George Washington
Birth Date: February 22, 1732 at
pope's creak, Virginia
He personley led his troops in the the battle filed mountvernon.org
He signed the first copyright law mountvernon.org
He only vetoed two dollars while president mountvernon.org
his greatest time of his power was his surrender of power mountvernon.org
his second address is the shortest ever. montvernon.org
He deftly put down a growing military rebellion mountvernon.org
The first Thanksgiving proclamation was issued by him mountvernon.org
losing supplies became a big issue mountvernon.org
He never lived in Washington D.C Mountvernon.org
Washington farewell speech from being president was on of the best in history. mountvernon.org
Death Date: December 14, 1799 at Mount Vernon, Virginia (age 67)
Washington crossed the Delaware twice in 1776 mountvernon.org
George Washington became a commander of the Continental army on June 14, 1775 mountvernon.org
In the Revolution he became the commander-in chief pages.drexel.
He has a wife named Maratha Dandridge Custis Washington.
He was on the patriots side because he too wanted freedom and indapendence
He was the first presadent.
He has no children
His smallpox inoculation program was one the best decisions during the war. mountvernon.org
The Treaty of Paris
Britain agreed to remove all troops from the colonies.
America is officially recognized has a free and independent nation
It set new territory boundaries for the U.S
America agrees to pat all war dept
America will not punish Loyalists in the colonies