American Revolution/Guns for General Washington (Facts About General…
American Revolution/Guns for General Washington
Advantages that the Patriots had
They had a strong leadership ( John Adams, George Washington, Patrick Henry, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson )
The colonists were defending their own principles.
The colonists were able to secure help from France and other countries which meant money, supplies, a navy, and military aid.
The colonists were defending their own beliefs.
The Colonists were defending their own land.
Causes of the Revolution
The colonies had no Representation in Parliament.
Great Britain wanted strict control over colonial Legislatures.
Colonists had to obey the British laws that were enforced by the governors.
The colonies opposed the British taxes.
The colonies got taxed because of the French and Indian war.
The British did not let the colonists go past the Proclamation Line.
Great Britain imposed strict control over trade.
The Bloody Massacre
The Boston Tea Party
Treaty of Paris
It set new territory boundaries for the U.S.
America agrees to pay all the existing war debt.
America is officially recognized as a free and Independent Nation.
America will not punish loyalists in the colonies.
Britain agrees to remove all of its troops from the colonies.
Facts About General Washington
Washington was in the House of Burgess.
He was a surveyor
George Washington was part of the Constitution
He was home schooled until the age of sixteen
Washington had smallpox
Married at the white house
Washington was a solider and a farmer also.
His house was in Alexandria
He loved dogs.
Married Martha Dandridge
He had wooden teeth.
President of the United States April 30, 1782
He freed slaves.
He is the most highest ranked commander of all time.
He was the General of the Continental Army
Death Date (December 14, 1799)
Birth Date (February 22, 1732)
He was 6"2
George Washington never chopped down a cherry tree.
He earned the quote "Father of his Country"
George Washington's hair was not a wig.
George Washington is on the one dollar bill.
When Washington died British flags were lowered half mast.
Important Events During The Revolutionary War
Boston Tea Party
Battle of Concord
Battle of Lexington