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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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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.
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.
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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