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The American Revolution Part Two. 1775 - 1783. Problems of the Army. As you read Problems of the Army on pg 197. Write 1 phrase per paragraph, 5 phrases total. 1. beginning only unprepared militia 2. keep the revolution alive 3. small army, unable to grow

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The american revolution part two

The American RevolutionPart Two

1775 - 1783


Problems of the army

Problems of the Army

  • As you read Problems of the Army on pg 197.

    • Write 1 phrase per paragraph, 5 phrases total.

  • 1. beginning only unprepared militia

  • 2. keep the revolution alive

  • 3. small army, unable to grow

  • 4. Congress couldn’t supply the army

  • 5. women helped in all kinds of ways

    • not really a problem, just shows not enough men (#3)


Battle tactics

Battle Tactics

  • After you read and watch the video create a Top Hat Organizer.

    • Battle Tactics: Formal vs. Guerilla


Battle of trenton december 1776

Battle of Trenton – December 1776

  • Hessian – hired soldiers (with British)

  • Washington’s troops capture/kill 900 Hessians and gain supplies.

  • Importance: some colonists think we are doing good and join the army.


Burgoyne s strategy

Burgoyne’s Strategy


Battle of saratoga october 1777

Battle of Saratoga – October 1777

  • Plan was to cut off New England from the rest of the colonies.

  • British attacked patriot forts.

  • Patriots charge over and over.

  • Burgoyne retreats to Saratoga.

  • Patriots surround the British and they surrender.

  • This is an EXTREMELY important victory!


Got allies

Got Allies?

  • France thinks we can win and recognizes U.S. independence.

  • France and U.S. are now allies.

  • France provides funds, supplies, and troops.

  • France is allies with Spain – so they help us too.


Yorktown

Yorktown


Battle of yorktown october 1781

Battle of Yorktown – October 1781

  • British make camp in Yorktown (a peninsula) to wait for supplies.

  • American and French troops surround the city.

  • The French navy stops British ships.

  • Britain is forced to surrender.

  • America WINS!!!


Treaty of paris 1783

Treaty of Paris - 1783

  • Britain recognizes U.S. independence.

  • U.S. gains new land.

  • U.S. will repay its war debt. We owe lots of money!!!

  • Plus some other agreements.


Homework

Homework

  • Paragraph

    • Focus on how America got stronger, both mentally and militarily.

    • Building to VICTORY!!!!


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