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Chapter 4 The War for Independence

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  1. Chapter 4 The War for Independence Section 4 Winning the War

  2. Chapter 4 Section 4Winning the War KEY TERMS • Yorktown • Von Steuben • de Lafayette • Cornwallis • Treaty of Paris • egalitarianism

  3. Chapter 4 Section 4Winning the War European Allies Shift the Balance Training the Continental Army • 1778 Prussian captain Friedrich Von Steuben goes to Valley Forge & Trains colonists in fighting skills, field maneuvers of regular arm • Lafayette join Washington at Valley Forge • Lobbies for French Troops, 1779; leads command in last years of war

  4. Chapter 4 Section 4Winning the War The British Move South • 1778, British take Savannah – Royal Governor reinstated • Capture Charles Town, 1780 – Greatest British Victory of the War • British commander Charles Cornwallis drives through South Carolina • African Americans escape Patriot Owners, join British to win freedom

  5. Chapter 4 Section 4Winning the War Colonies on Way to Winning • French land troops at Newport, R.I. 1780 • French & Americans attack British at Yorktown • French navy defeats British and blockades Chesapeake Bay • American, French siege Yorktown, shell British for three weeks • Cornwallis surrenders October 1781

  6. Chapter 4 Section 4Winning the War Surrender at Yorktown • 1782 peace talks include U.S., Britain, France, Spain • American negotiators: John Adams, Ben Franklin, John Jay • Treaty of Paris signed in September of 1783 • Confirms U.S. Independence • Sets boundaries of new nation • Ignores Native American rights; promises repayment of debts; no date set for British to withdraw

  7. Chapter 4 Section 4Winning the War War Becomes a Symbol of Liberty • War stimulates belief in equality of all people • However….. • Equality if for white men only • Women get no legal or political rights • African Americans still enslaved; those African Americans who are free are discriminated against • Some planters in upper South free slaves; most do not • Native Americans continue to be forced of land

  8. Chapter 4 Section 4Winning the War The Challenge of Creating a Country The Challenge of Creating a Government