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Revolution in NC. SS notes. The Stamp Act in NC. NC sent no delegates to congress, however, NC did not accept the Stamp Act quietly. Wilmington created their own Sons of Liberty. Soon the Cape Fear became the center for protest. The Sons of Liberty help stop ships unloading stamped paper.

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Revolution in nc

Revolution in NC

SS notes


The stamp act in nc

The Stamp Act in NC

  • NC sent no delegates to congress, however, NC did not accept the Stamp Act quietly.

  • Wilmington created their own Sons of Liberty.

  • Soon the Cape Fear became the center for protest.

  • The Sons of Liberty help stop ships unloading stamped paper.

  • The people of NC refused to sell supplies to the British. British soldiers were arrested in Wilmington.


Tea party in wilmington

Tea Party in Wilmington

  • Women were involved in Wilmington’s unrest toward the British.

  • Tea was burned which hurt Wilmington economically

  • The women openly expressed political opinions and a love of family and country. 


Revolution in nc

War!

  • The Battle of Moore’s Creek: a year after Bunker Hill. First battle in NC.

  • Patriots wanted to stop a meeting between the loyalist and the British

  • Patriots hid along the road to Wilmington. They took planks off a bridge.

  • The battle lasted three mins. 50loyalist were killed. The Patriots lost only one man.

  • This helped to prevent the British from gaining control over the South.


Cornwallis in nc

Cornwallis in NC

  • British general who occupied Wilmington. He took command of this house and set up headquarters here.

  • 1781


Sugar act in nc

Sugar Act in NC

  • The Sugar and Quartering Act affected the colonies to the north far more than in the south.

  • Because NC was primarily agricultural, the colony was able to escape the full weight of the laws.


Lord cornwallis cont

Lord Cornwallis Cont…

  • leading British general

  • Participated in the French and Indian War

  • Attempts by Cornwallis to rally Loyalist support were dealt significant blows when a large gathering of them was defeated at Kings Mountain

  • He then clashed with the rebuilt Continental army under General Nathanael Greene at Guilford Courthouse in North Carolina, winning a Pyrrhic victory


Cornwallis

Cornwallis…

  • moved his forces to Wilmington on the coast to resupply. Constant marching and the losses incurred had shrunk and tired out his army

  • Cornwallis received dispatches in Wilmington informing him that another British army had been sent to Virginia, so he decided to join forces with them and attack the Continental Army supply bases in Virginia.

  • General George Washington sent in French help, led by Lafayette. The French were able to cut off Cornwallis, he later surrendered to Washington


Lafayette

LaFayette

  • a French aristocrat and military officer

  • Served under Washington

  • He successfully blocked Cornwallis

  • Because of his help and bravery, cities were named after him. Ex. Fayetteville NC


Battle of kings mountain

Battle of Kings Mountain

  • Decisive victory for the Patriots

  • Jefferson called it the turning point in the war

  • 900 Patriots were involved

  • Used Indian warfare to succeed

  • After an hour, the Patriots had won

  • Only 29 Patriots were killed


Guilford courthouse

Guilford Courthouse

  • Present day Greensboro NC

  • Loyalist were led by Cornwallis

  • Considered to be small battle

  • Patriots retreated

  • British lost more men than the Americans, however the British were the ones who were considered to have won.


End of war

End of War

  • Cornwallis surrendered in 1781 in Yorktown

  • Americans had the advantages:

  • 1. defending their homeland

  • 2.British troops were 3K miles away from home

  • 3.George Washington inspired inexperienced troops

  • 4.Americans used Indian warfare where the British used orderly warfare

  • 5.British were too confident

  • 6.After 5yrs, the British learned they could not stop the Americans.


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