October 10, 2013. Table of Contents- 49. Merci, France!. EQ: Who were the key military, political, and social leaders of the American Revolution ? How did foreign support help the cause of the Americans in the Revolutionary War ?
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49. Merci, France!
Standard: UsH- 4…. GPS:SSUSH 4b, 4c, 4d- aspects of the American Revolution
Introduction- Complete the Dialogue between a P&L
Adam and Brian- showdown- Whose side are you on??!
The British and American soldiers
Adam is in ninth grade. He doesn’t have many friends and those that he does have are always absent. He’s always been good at art and band, but before he entered into this contest he hadn't had much experience with contact sports. He has a younger brother and has the occasional front yard scuffle with him. Adam’s family is broke and he doesn’t have the best training supplies. He can’t even afford good wrestling headgear and shoes.
BUT Adam is really passionate and wants to kick Brian’s butt. There are some other seniors who hate Brian and are secretly helping to train Adam. He has one “trainer” who is co-captain of the wrestling team.
Brian is the most popular Senior in school. He is used to getting his way and doesn’t like be challenged by some loser freshman. Brian has tons of friends, and has even recruited some freshmen from Adam’s classes to fight against Adam. Brian has been taking wrestling and karate classes for most of his life and has the top of the line supplies.
BUT Brian lives fifteen miles from the location and will be forced to jog to the match that morning. He has also been getting some negative attention amongst the other seniors for fighting a freshman. Brian doesn’t care, he thinks it will be an easy win even though he hasn’t been working with a trainer and has never observed any of Adam’s practice fights.
Compare the British and American soldiers during the American Revolution. What differences/similarities do you notice?
not enough men
Never more than 20,000
Many served only 6 month terms
Gov’t didn’t have the money to pay for the war
Slow and costly to send men and supplies across the Atlantic
News reached England slowly
No big support amongst the British people
No good leader- he didn’t know the land, had never been to America, didn’t understand the people
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50. & 51. The American Rev. Notes
52. Revolutionary War Flip Chart
Washington boosted the moral of his troops to fight off the British. He also sought out the help of the French to help win the war!
1776- British retreat from Boston and move troops into NY (the middle colonies)
The British leader at the time Germain (he didn’t know about fighting a passionate unprofessional army and didn’t know the US terrain)
1st fight for NY- Continental army lost and retreated <still didn’t lose morale>
* This success was a REVIVAL for the colonists!!!
*Yay!! The War is over!!!!!