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FORT TICONDEROGA. NEAR LAKE CHAMPLAIN IN CANADA -DEFENDERS HAD NOT HEARD ABOUT LEXINGTON & CONCORD. FORT TICONDEROGA. ETHAN ALLEN LEADS THE GREEN MOUNTAIN BOYS – TAKES FORT!. CAPTURE OVER 100 CANNONS. SECOND CONTINENTAL CONGRESS. PHILADELPHIA 1775. TALK OF INDEPENDENCE

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FORT TICONDEROGA

NEAR LAKE

CHAMPLAIN

IN CANADA

-DEFENDERS HAD

NOT HEARD

ABOUT

LEXINGTON &

CONCORD

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FORT TICONDEROGA

ETHAN ALLEN LEADS

THE GREEN MOUNTAIN

BOYS – TAKES FORT!

CAPTURE OVER

100 CANNONS

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SECOND CONTINENTAL CONGRESS

PHILADELPHIA 1775

TALK OF INDEPENDENCE

& UNITY?

CREATED AN AMERICAN ARMY

20,000 MEN UNDER WASHINGTON

CREATED A NAVY

OLIVE BRANCH

PETITION – LAST

CHANCE FOR PEACE

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ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES

DISADVANTAGES

ADVANTAGES

slide5

ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES

DISADVANTAGES

ADVANTAGES

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WEAPONS

BROWN BESS MUSKETS

VS. RIFLES

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TACTICS

TACTICS: ARMIES LINE UP IN

ROWS –EXCHANGE FIRE

– BAYONET CHARGE!

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BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL

AMERICANS TAKE HILL NEAR BOSTON (BREEDS HILL)

AMERICANS

DIG IN

(FORTIFY)

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BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL

1500 AMERICANS

SLUGHTER ENGLISH

TROOPS

3 WAVES OF

BRITISH ASSULTS

– BOYONET CHARGES

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BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL

“DON’T FIRE UNTIL YOU

SEE THE WHITES OF THEIR

EYES!”

AMERICANS RUN OUT OF

AMMUNITION – WITHDRAW

-OVER 1,000 ENGLISH KILLED

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EVACUATION OF BOSTON

LATER WAHINGTON

OCCUPIES THE HIGHT

GROUND NEAR BOSTON

KNOX ARRIVES WITH

CANNONS! (1776)

GEN. HOWE LEAVES BOSTON!

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INVASION OF CANADA

ATTEMPT TO GET THEM

TO JOIN THE CAUSE

HORRIBLE CONDITIONS

TAKE & OCCUPY

MONTREAL

FRENCH CANADIANS DO

NOT WISH TO JOIN

NEW YEARS EVE 1775

BENEDICT ARNOLD FAILS

TO TAKE QUEBEC CITY

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"COMMON SENSE"

THOMAS PAINE

PAMPHLETS TO ENCOURAGE

REVOLUTION

JOUNALISM & PROPAGANDA

“THE WHOLE CONTINENT IS

CONTROLLED BY A SMALL

ISLAND 3000 MILES AWAY!

WE HAVE A MORAL

OBLIGATION TO THE WORLD”