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Revolutionary War Museum. Designer: Gabbi Beck. Causes of the Revolution. The Quartering Act- 1765. England forced colonists to house and feed British troops. This angered the colonist because they felt that it was tyrannical and took away some freedom. The Stamp Act- 1765.

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designer gabbi beck

Revolutionary War



Gabbi Beck

the quartering act 1765
The Quartering Act- 1765
  • England forced colonists to house and feed British troops. This angered the colonist because they felt that it was tyrannical and took away some freedom.
the stamp act 1765
The Stamp Act- 1765
  • England imposed a tax on all printed items.
the townshend acts 1767
The Townshend Acts- 1767
  • The acts imposed even more taxes on the colonists.
the boston massacre 1770
The Boston Massacre-1770
  • Soldiers fired at townspeople when they feel threatened by a protest. It was made to look like entirely the soldier’s fault, but the colonists had been throwing snowballs at and threatening the soldiers.
the tea act 1773
The Tea Act-1773
  • This was used to trick colonists into buying British tea. The price was lowered, but colonists were no longer allowed to smuggle their own tea. Colonists didn’t fall for the trick.
the boston tea party 1773
The Boston Tea Party- 1773
  • Rather than using and paying for the British Tea, Boston colonists dumped it overboard.
the coercive acts 1774
The Coercive Acts- 1774
  • Also known as the “Intolerable Acts,” these acts were made to punish Boston for destroying East India Company Tea.
continental soldier
Continental Soldier

The American army was called the Continental Army. They dressed in blue, and the group consisted mostly of farmers and other regular men who were forced into becoming soldiers


Cannons were effective, but took a lot of man-power to load and fire.

Pistols were typically only used by officers and Calvary, and were only good at close range.

Muskets were common weapons, but they took about 20 seconds to load, and weren’t very accurate.

Bayonets attached to muskets, and were used as knives and spears.


Continental soldiers wore clothes similar to the British soldiers, just in blue instead of red.

This included a white linen shirt, neck stock or neck cloth, a coat made of dark blue wool with red wool facings, white breeches, white stockings, plain civilian shoes, and a blue tricorn hat.

american generals
American Generals

George Washington

(Commander in Chief)

George Clinton

Major Generals

Brigadier Generals

Benedict Arnold

William Irvine

Henry Knox (chief artillery officer)

Hugh Mercer

Among many, many others….

king george iii
King George III

King George III was born in London on June 4, 1738. He was the son of Frederick, Prince of Wales, and the grandson of George II. He was the longest reigning of the male British monarchs. He was so upset by the loss of the colonies that he considered giving up the throne, but ended up remaining king until sometime after 1801 when he fell ill with an illness sometimes identified as porphyry. This illness caused blindness and insanity, and he was forced to resign from the throne.

redcoat soldier
Redcoat Soldier

The British soldiers (also known as “Redcoats,” “Lobsters”, and “Regulars.”) wore clothing similar to the Continental army. However, the Redcoats were typically more ordered and regimented than the continental soldiers, and wore red instead of blue. There were quite a few more Redcoats than continental soldiers, so they were the favored side in the Revolutionary war.

british generals
British Generals

Thomas Gage



Sir Henry Clinton

William Howe

And many, many more…

betsy ross
Betsy Ross


Betsy Griscom was born on January 1st, 1752. She married John Ross in 1773. When he was killed while serving in the militia,(1776) she took over his upholstering business. She is rumored to have created the first American Flag.

molly pitcher
“Molly Pitcher”


Mary Ludwig was born on October 13th, 1774. She became famous during the Battle of Monmouth. She would run back and forth across the battle field giving water to soldiers, and she was nicknamed Molly Pitcher. Later in the battle, her husband collapsed near his cannon and was unable to continue fighting. Molly Pitcher took over, and continued firing until the end of the battle. She became a legend because of her heroic actions.

the battles of lexington and concord
The Battles of Lexington and Concord
  • The Shot heard round the world

“An Appeal to Heaven”

This flag was common on the seas as the ensign on ships commissioned by General Washington

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