Mrs. Browns American History Class -Janet

  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The struggle between the French and the English over control North America. After the French defeated the English the Native Americans switched their alliance and helped the English. The French however still defeated the English and the Native Americans switched their support from the English back to the French. Near the end of the war the French were forced to surrender and the English won.
  • King George III

    King George III
    Was known as the King who lost America. He was King from1760-1820. King George III was the one who started taxing many commodity items including tea, which led to the Boston Tea Party in 1776. He was humbled when the colonies successfully became the United States of America. The country still managed to keep him busy with one conflict or another for many years revolving theAmerican situation.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    First Continental Congress The discussion of the reaction to the British "Intolerable Acts" by representatives from all the colonial colonies except Georgia.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    Video of Battle lexington and Concord The British General ordered his men to march to Concord and destroy all of the colonists guns and ammunition they had stored in the town.
  • Army of the Continental Congress

    Army of the Continental Congress
    Video of the Continental Army The Continental Army was created to defeat the British 'Red Coats' and protect their rights as a new country.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The represntatives from all thirteen colonies met at the state house in Philadelphia . Their meeting first started with the discussion of Lexington and Concord. They then decided to establish the militia as the Continental Army to protect all thirteen colonies. They elected George Washigton as Commander in Chief to the Army.
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill

    The Battle of Bunker Hill
    Battle of Bunker Hill A batlle between the Americans led by Colonels Putnam and Prescott, and the British led by Generals Howe and Clinton. thge Americans repelled the first two attacks but were forced to retreat from the third attack because they ran out of ammunition, The battle was also costly for the British who lost 40% of their men.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition
    Olive Branch Petition Congress drafted a document telling the British their issues so they can respond to them and fix them immediately. The only problem was England refused the petition, they thought America was still being rebellious and that they could still control them with military force.
  • General William Howe

    General William Howe
    General William Howe took control of all the British forces in America. He led the British to a victory at the Battleof Bunker Hill. He lost many men, and injured hundreds. Howe played a major role in having the French enter the war, and he was mainly held responsible for all British failures that year. In the year 1778 he returned to England and resigned from his post.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    The book 'Common Sense' was published by Thomas Paine. The novel set forth his arguements in favour of American independence. It was all about gaining the support for colonists to rebel against the British government.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Declaration of Independence
    A document that outlined the rights and freedoms of people from the independent states. It was written by Thomas Jefferson, and assisted by Benjamin Franklin and John Adams. July 2nd, 1776 all members of the second continental congress voted in favour of independence. On July 4th, 1776 John Hancock the President of Congress and the secretary Charles Thomson signed the document, therefore making the date recogonized overtime as the birth of America.
  • Battles of Saratoga

    Battles of Saratoga
    Is regarded as the turning point in the war of American Independence. The battle decided the fate of the British army in the war. The battle was fought for 18 days on the same ground 9 miles south of the Saratoga.The American miltia managed to capturea portion of the entrenched British defences, and forced them to retreatand eventually surrender.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    Was a camp that General George Washingtonhad his troops live in, throughtout the winter. They had two cabins up within the week. The problem with this was many men were being poorly fed, and not properly clothed for the weather which led to illness and disease.
  • Benedict Arnold

    Benedict Arnold
    He was an American General known to most Americans as a distardly traitor. However without his insight and vision at the American victory of Saratoga, the Americans would probably have lost the revolution. Arnold was known for tricking the British into believing his stories so the Americans could take advantage of the situations. He was such a master at manipulation and lying the Bitish recruited him to spy on the Americans for money.
  • General Charles Cornwallis

    General Charles Cornwallis
    Was a successful British General who fought in many of the revolutionary wars. He was the one accused of "losing America". At the battle of Yorktown he surrendered, leading to the biggest loss of his career, because he was unable to defeat the American French forces. The loss at the battle of Yorktown led to the end of the Revolutionary War.
  • Teaty of Paris

    Teaty of Paris
    Video Treaty of Paris
    Officially ended the American revolution and recognized America as an Independent Nation.