Chapter 6: The American Revolution



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In This Corner, The Brits....
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In This Corner, The Yanks....
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Mr Washington Goes to War

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"I declare with the utmost sincerity,

I do not think myself equal to the command I am honored with"





George's Faults

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Washington Commanding a country




Declaring Independence

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Stirring up colonists' emotions

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Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" 1776

American's start Writing History

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Thomas Jefferson 1776








Kissing Up to the French

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Undergoing Life Changes: The Loyalists and the Slave

Remaining loyal to the crown











Slavery Issues

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Winning a War

Felling a British fort

Battling it out on Bunker - make that Breed's - Hill

Losing the campaign in Canada

Nixing plans to take New York

Reigning victorious at Trenton and Princeton

Making the Brits surrender at Saratoga

Sparring at sea

Losing big in Charleston

Turning things around at Yorktown










Lexington, Concord

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Evacuation Day Boston
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The war in the North
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War of Attrition

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Saratoga
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Surrender of General John Burgoyne at The Battle of Saratoga

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General John Burgoyne







Social and Financial Perils of the Revolution
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Valley Forge 1777





The French Alliance
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French Alliance








The Revolution in the South
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Nathanael Green in South Carolina

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Nathanael Green







The Patriots
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Cornwallis's Surrender at Yorktown
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Treaty of Paris
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Treaty of Paris 1783







Talk to your neighbor:



Discuss in detail some of the important reasons,

why Americans were victorious at the conclusion of the Revolution?




















Creating Republican Institutions, 1776-1778

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John Adams

















The Loyalist Exodus
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The Articles of Confederation
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Besty Ross and our new flag










Shays' Rebellion
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The Riot Act












The Philadelphia Convention

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Washington taking the oath of office as the nation’s first president









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An altar of liberty



















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Washington

Bunker Hill

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Complete separation from Britain?

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How and why did the Americans win the War for Independence?

British Military strategies

North

General Thomas Howe

  • War of Attrition

  • Isolate New England

  • Philadelphia?

  • Burgoyne forced to surrender

British naval blockade

American Financial Troubles

  • Patriots help the Revolution

  • war time crimes

  • American paper money

  • congress borrows gold from France

  • some American farmers

  • Continental army suffers

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The French Alliance and American Victory

The French-Indian war
American victory at Saratoga
The Treaty of Alliance
British taxes
Parliament repeals colonial taxes
  • offers peace with patriots
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South

Allied ulterior motives

  • West Indies
  • Spain
  • Southern slavery
  • Nathanael Green
  • British Victories
  • Cornwallis surrenders his British troops
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The Patriot Advantage

  • Parliamentary anger
  • Colonial support
  • Home field advantage

Patriot Victory

  • Diplomacy
  • Native Americans British Alliance
  • Treaty Provisions
  • Treatment of Loyalists
  • British Peace, American profits



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Resolved: That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.


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Creating Republican Institutions 1776-1778

  • Republicanism

  • New Republics

  • Adams Plan


Women and the New Republic

  • Second class citizens

  • The need for educated citizens

  • Founding Fathers

  • Equality in politics

  • Average Americans

  • Loyalists

  • Slavery?

  • New Social Rhetoric

Articles of Confederation

  • 1781

  • States Rights

  • problems

Shays' Rebellion

  • Recession

  • States Debts

  • Yeomen Debt Plans

  • Massachusetts and new Act

  • From the Pan into the Fire

The Constitution of 1787

Federalist

Philadelphia Convention

  • James Madison's Virgina Plan

  • New Jersey Plan

  • Great Compromise

  • Federal (National) powers

  • September 17, 1778

Ratification

  • Federalists

  • Anti-federalists

  • Popular opinion

  • Federalists Plan

  • Civil Religion