Rev War 2005

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The Revolution Mrs. Abernethy's Learning Lizards February 2005

The Stamp Act : 

The Stamp Act March 22nd 1765 By: Emily Paxson

This event took place in Great Britain and all of the 13 original colonies. People who were involved in this event were American Colonists, Patrick Henry and King George the 3rd. Where and Who

Why and how the Stamp Act occurred was King George the 3rd passed the Stamp Act to regain money from fighting the French and Indian War. The Stamp Act made the colonists pay taxes on various items such as paper, ships papers, legal documents and newspapers. They even made them pay taxes for a pack of playing cards! The colonists didn’t want to pay taxes, so they boycotted the British until they repealed the Stamp Act on March 18th, 1766. Though no commissioner was actually tarred and feathered, the colonists threatened to do it if the tax was not repealed. How and Why

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Townshend Act 1767 By Daniel Disalvo

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WHO: Charles Townsend, the treasurer of the British government American Colonists Daughters of Liberty. where and who WHERE: England and Boston

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Charles Townshend called for new taxes. Parliament passed the Townshend Acts which said the colonists had to pay taxes on: tea, paper, glass, lead and paint How And Why In Boston, the colonists decided they were going to Boycott all the goods being taxed. Women formed groups called the Daughters of Liberty to support the boycott.

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This event occurred March 5,1770 By:Tyler Landfried Boston Massacre

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This event took place in Boston, MA The people that took part in this event were British Soldiers, Crispus Attucks, Bostonians, and John Adams. Where Who

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The battle started when British soldiers marched into Boston. They came to gain control over the city of Boston. Crispus Attucks called to the people of Boston to attack the main guard. In the confusion, the British soldiers shot him. The soldiers were arrested. John Adams agreed to defend the soldiers because he believed they should have a fair trial. Why How

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By: Dylon Courtney 1773 The Boston Tea Party

This event happened in Boston, Massachusetts . The people that were involved were the colonist that were dressed up in Indian outfits. Where and Who

How: The colonists formed a group called the Mohawks. They got on an English boat and threw off tea. Why: The colonists were tired of paying a tax for everything. How and Why

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By: Rodney Stroud Early 1774 Intolerable Acts

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It happened In Great Britain in early 1774. Who: the king, the British, and the town committee. Who and Where Who and Where Where and Who


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The First Continental Congress September 5, 1774 By:Alaina Batt

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Where: Philadelphia, PA Who: King George the III, John Hancock, Paul Revere, William Dawes, John Parker, Ethan Allen, Israel Putnam, Peter Salem and the British. Where and Who

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The First Continental Congress delegates wrote a petition to send to King George III asking for repeal of the Intolerable Acts, because they were illegal and unfair. They also claimed that they had the right to make their own laws, without Britain's approval. How and Why

Paul Revere’s Ride : 

Paul Revere’s Ride April 18, 1775 By: Leanna Gosser

The event took place in Boston and Concord. The people involved with the event are Paul Revere, William Dawes, Samuel Prescott, and the British. Where and Who

Paul Revere, William Dawes, and Samuel Prescott rode to Concord from Boston on their horses. They rode there to warn Paul’s friends, Sam Adams and John Hancock, and others that the British were coming. How and Why

The Battle of Lexington : 

The Battle of Lexington 1775 By: Cam Cianci

WHERE: The event took place in Lexington. WHO: The British troops, militia captain John Parker, about 70 men from Lexington. Where and Who

How and Why John Parker saw the British troops coming toward Lexington. He assembled about 70 men in Lexington, but he told them not to fire unless fired upon. In the battle that followed, 8 militiamen were killed and 10 were wounded. Only one British soldier was hurt. The British then marched 5 miles to Concord.

The Battle of Concord : 

March 23,1775 By: Aidan Overfield The Battle of Concord

The battle took place in Concord. The people that fought in the war were: John Parker and the Militia men and the British troops. Where and Who

The war got started because the colonists wanted the right to have freedom and not have to pay taxes. When the British first arrived in Concord, there was no one around. All they managed to do was destroy one cannon and a little bit of ammo. The militia were hidden under the fresh hay in the fields. John Parker led the troops to battle the British. The British were badly out numbered. The Militia forced the British to hide behind buildings and trees. Ninety-four British were killed and 147 were injured. The Militia won the battle. How and Why

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gghstrh The Second Continental Congress May 10 1775 By: Brianna Igersheim

The people involved are as follows: Thomas Jefferson John Hancock Benjamin Franklin Sam Adams Patrick Henry John Adams George Washington John Dickinson Joseph Galloway Richard Henry Lee Where & Who This event took place in Philadelphia.

This meeting was planned at the First Continental Congress. After the battles of Lexington and Concord, each of the colonies sent representatives to Philadelphia to have a meeting called the Second Continental Congress. Some of them wanted to declare war for independence immediately, and some didn’t want to go to war at all. At the end of the meeting they decided to try peace again. They made George Washington the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army. They wrote a letter to King George called “The Branch Petition.” Unfortunately, King George refused to read it. How and Why

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By: Derek Runge of Fort Ticonderonga F A L L May 10, 1775

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The people involved in the fall of Fort Ticonderoga were: The Green Mountain Boys led by Glen Allen who was a revolutionist, and a British commander. Where and Who The fall of Fort Ticonderoga took place on the shores of Lake Champion, Canada

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How: Near dawn The Green Mountain Boys led by Glenn Allen crept past the fort’s light defenses. Allen woke the British commander saying,”Come out of there you old rat!”and demanded a surrender of the fort. How and Why Why: The reason why the Green Mountain Boys attacked was to cut off the British supply route from Canada

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June,17,1775 By: Ashley Adams By: Ashley Adams June,17,1775 Battle of Bunker Hill

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Where the Battle of Bunker Hill happened is in Boston near Charlestown. The important people who fought in the Battle are: General Israel Putnam, and Peter Salem, a former slave. They were on the colonists’ side of the Battle of Bunker Hill. Where and Who

How it happened is that the British captured the colonists’ fort of Ticonderoga. Why it happened is that the colonists were upset that the British captured their fort, so they fought a battle to prove that they were serious that they wanted their fort back. The British ended up winning, but they ended up losing more than 1,000 solders. How and Why Bunker Hill Monument

September 5, 1775 By: Krista Simcoe Preparing for the war

Where the event occurred was in Boston, Massachusetts. Paul Revere was a leader of the Boston Patriots as well as Sam Adams, and John Hancock. Where and Who

In 1775 every able-bodied man in every colonial town was required to join the militia. Most of the militias were farmers, craft workers, business owners, and wealthy men. Early in the revolution some militias allowed both free and enslaved African American to join. How and Why

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Declaration of Independence July4,1776 By: Nico Zahniser

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Where the event took place was in Philadelphia. This event took place with the following people: Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Roger Sherman, and Robert Livingston. Where and Who

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How this event happened was that Benjamin Franklin got together with Thomas Jefferson and John Adams to write the Declaration of Independence. The reason why they wrote the Declaration of Independence was….. Americans wanted to be independent from the British. How and Why

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Battle of Trenton 1776 December By Mike Hogenmiller

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WHERE WAS THE BATTLE? Trenton, New Jersey WHO WAS AT THE BATTLE? George Washington Martha Washington General Howe Hessian troops Prince Whipple Oliver Cromwell Where and Who

George Washington was discouraged by the progress of the Continental Army. General Howe decided to rest for the winter of 1776. Washington planned a surprise attack on General Howe’s Hessian troops. The Hessian troops quickly surrendered and the Continental Army won the battle. How and Why

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Life of the Redcoats and Continentals Winter of 1776 By: Michael Free

Strengths: Wore fancy red uniforms Had the strongest navy in the world Had the money to hire mercenaries (people to fight for them) Well-trained Well-supplied Weaknesses Slow and costly to ship troops and supplies across the Atlantic Ocean REDCOATS

STRENGTHS: They were defending their homes. They knew the land well WEAKNESSES Some had to wear their own clothes for uniforms Food and ammunition were running low CONTINENTALS

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January 3, 1777 The Battle of Princeton By Timothy Fraser

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Who? Where? The men who were involved are as followed: General George Washington, Major General Charles Cornwallis, General Howe, Colonel Charles Mowhood, and the British and American Forces. The Battle of Princeton took place in… Well, who’d have thought! Princeton, New Jersey! The Battle actually took place in what is now know today as Battlefield Park.

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How? Why? The reason this battle occurred is because the Americans weren’t cooperating with the British, so a few English generals were sent to “deal with the Americans” in the battle of Trenton. Even though the Americans side-stepped the British in that battle, they were attacked the following day, in the “Battle of Princeton”. In the time following the Battle of Trenton, the British attacked once more on the 3rd of January. General Charles Cornwallis was joined by two other generals, Colonel Charles Mawhook, and General Howe, along with the British Soldiers to fight the Americans. The Americans fought the English briefly, and won the battle killing about 400 to 600 men in the enemy’s army, and losing a small amount of only 30 men.

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By: Paige Leary August 25, 1777 Battle of Brandywine

This battle took place in Philadelphia, PA. The people involved in the battle were George Washington, Howe, Howes’ troops and The American troops. Where and Who

British General Howe marched his troops north to Philadelphia. George Washington marched his troops to Brandywine Creek. Here they met and the battle began. At the end, British won, but Americans troops were still standing strong. How and Why

Battle of Saratoga : 

Battle of Saratoga June October 1777 By: Onnalee Kirsch

Where: Saratoga, New York Where and Who Who: A British army and American Patriots army.

The battle happened because the British wanted to capture the Hudson valley to cut New York and New England off from the rest of colonies. On the way to the battle the Americans were hiding in the woods and they attacked British troops. The Americans won the battle because they had more time to prepare and more soldiers to fight. How and Why

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By: Alexis Barry 1777- 1778 Winter at Valley Forge

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WHO George Washington and his troops Friedrich Von Steuben, a soldier from the German state of Prussia, helped train the troops Martha Washington, helped comfort and nurse the sick. Where and Who WHERE: Valley Forge near Philadelphia

The American Army settled into winter quarters at Valley Forge where they were taught how to be professional soldiers. Supplies were low 2500 died of disease One out of 3 soldiers had no shoes By the end of winter, however, storekeepers, farmers and other citizens were turned into a powerful army How and Why Washington's Headquarters

Battle of the Monmouth : 

Battle of the Monmouth June 28,1778 By: Gloria Gillenwater By: Gloria Gillenwater June 28,1778 Battle of the Monmouth

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General Sir Henry Clinton, General George Washington, and General Charles Lee. Near Monmouth Courthouse in the town of Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Who and Where

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Neither side emerged a clear winner of the battle, but the American forces proved themselves as a professional fighting force. How and Why! This battle was fought on a hot day. Molly Hayes brought water to her husband and the other soldiers. Her husband fainted and she took over his job stuffing the cannons. Later she was nicknamed Molly Pitcher.

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Final Battle of Fort Vincennes Febuary 1779 By Jeremy Dalton Heath

Where and Who WHERE: The Final Battle of Fort Vincennes took place in Kentucky. WHO: The people involved were: British Regulars, George Rogers Clark, and his militia

HOW : George Rogers Clark and his army marched through a swamp secretly to the battlefield. When the fight started George Rogers Clark ordered his men to scream as loud as they could. In the end, the British Regulars surrendered WHY: The British were in control of the Ohio River Valley. Because it was such a big and valuable piece of land, George Rogers Clark and a small army of men went to take back Fort Vincennes WHY and HOW

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The Serapis vs. The Bonhomme Richard September 1779 By: Olivia Paxson

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Who: John Paul Johns The British The Colonists Where: North Sea and down the eastern seaboard of Great Britain Where and Who

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The Serapis vs. The Bohomme Richard was a fierce fight. At first the Serapis were winning big time so they thought the colonists would give up so the yelled over to John Paul Jones and said, “Are you ready to give up?” John Paul replied “I have not yet begun to fight”. This became a famous quote from the Revolutionary War.The war started because John Paul Jones thought that a strong fighting spirit could make a difference and bring victory to the Bonhomme Richard and that is exactly what happened. The Bonhomme Richard ended up winning the fierce fight against the British. How and Why

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March 1781 Battle of Guilford Court House March 1781 By: Sean McErlane

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Where the event occurred: Northern Carolina Who was involved: Nathaniel Greene{Patriot} , General Cornwallis{Great Britain} Where and Who

Why it happened: General Cornwell ( of Great Britain) had taken his forces to the Carolinas where he won a series of battles. Cornwell counted on support from the southern loyalists and he didn’t get it. How it happened: Cornwallis lost one fourth of his men during the battle. The British still came out with a win only because the Patriots retreated. How and why

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By: Corey Douglas The Battle of Yorktown October 1781

Who: The people involved were George Washington, his American army French soldiers, the French Fleet, General Cornwallis, and the English army. Where Who Where: The battle took place in Yorktown, Virginia.

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The colonists did this because they wanted to be independent from England. After this battle the British Parliament gave the colonists freedom and agreed to sign the Treaty of Paris. George Washington and his army surrounded Yorktown. Also they got help from twenty French Warships that blocked. retreat by sea. These acts forced the English to surrender. How Why

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1783 By: Kendall Ohr Treaty Of Paris

Where: The event occurred in Yorktown. The people involved were the British, James Armisted and Joseph Brant Where and Who

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After the British lost the Battle of Yorktown they were ready to come to a deal with the Americans. A peace treaty was formally signed between Great Britain and the United States. This treaty officially ended the Revolutionary War. British finally recognized the independence of the United States. Why and How

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