By: Kayla Smart
ACTIVITY ONE- IMPORTANT PEOPLE AND EVENTS
George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He employed a winning strategy that included signal victories at the battle of Trenton.
Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and in many ways was the "First American". He was a scientist, inventor, printer, author and statesman. He helped Jefferson with the draft of the Declaration of Independence.
John Adams was the second president of the United States, having earlier served as the first vice president of the United States. He was the signer of the declaration of independence. Disapproved of the angry crowd that precipitated the Boston massacre.
Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and the third President of the United States. He was elected governor of Virginia and minister of France. Jefferson argued against parliament authorities over the colonies saying that the colonists were only united with England through their voluntary allegiance to the king.
Boston Tea Party
On December 17th a group of colonist disguised themselves as Native Americans and slipped aboard the tea ships anchored in Boston. They threw hundreds of chests of tea into the water. This protest destroyed nearly 90,000 pounds of tea that’s worth about a million dollars in today's currency.
The British made the Americans buy stamp paper for more money; as in 50 dollars more . They imposed a tax on all paper documents in the colonies. Came at the time when the British Empire was deep in the debt from the seven years' war.
The Quebec act gave the French Canadians full religious freedom and restore the French form of civil law. The Quebec Act is considered one of the intolerable acts for its many western claims of the coast colonies extending.
This was between British colonists and British soldiers. The British troops had been in Boston for over two years. A group of Bostonians began throwing snowballs at a guard. Soldiers came running with guns and shot the group.
IMAGE DEPICTING STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDNCE
ACTIVITY TWO- 8 BATTLE SUMMARIES OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
1775 Battle of Lexington and Concord
The battle of Lexington and concord was the first "military engagement" of the American Revolution. The battle took place in Middlesex county, province of Massachusetts Bay, and within the towns of Lexington, Concord, Lincoln, Menotomy and Cambridge, near Boston. The US colonies won the battle leaving great Britain with 174 injured 73 dead and 53 captured.
1775 Battle of Bunker (Breeds) Hill
1776 Battle of Trenton
1777 Battle of Oriskany
1777 Battle of Brandywine
1780 Capture of Savannah
1780 Battle of Kings Mountain
1781 Battle of Cowpens
MAJOR BATTLE SUMMARY
1781 Battle of Yorktown
ACTIVITY THREE- OUTCOMES OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Treaty of Paris 1783
The treaty of Paris was signed by US and British representatives on September 3, 1783, ending the Revolutionary war. It was based on a preliminary treaty agreed to in 1782. This document recognized the independence of the United States and granted the US significant western territories. Other important provisions established US boundaries, specified certain fishing rights, allowed creditors of each country to be paid by citizens of the other, restored the rights and property of loyalists, opened up the Mississippi River to citizens of both nations.
the treaty was signed by John Jay, Benjamin Franklin and John Adamswho negotiated the treaty for the US, and by David Hartley, members of the House of Commons, representing King George III.