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Battle of Yorktown The surrender of Yorktown ended the fighting in the War for American Independence (American Revolution) Battle of Lexington The first.

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2 Battle of Yorktown The surrender of Yorktown ended the fighting in the War for American Independence (American Revolution) Battle of Lexington The first shots starting the American Revolution were fired at Lexington, Massachusetts. "shot heard round the world." Battle of San Jacinto The surrender at San Jacinto marked the end of the fighting in the Texas Independence. (Texas Revolution) Battle of Gonzales The first cannon shot taken in the Texas Revolution was fired at Gonzales. "shot heard round the world from Texas." Texas Revolution American Revolution Compare and Contrast

3 Texas Revolutions Contrast: *Texans fired first Spanish/ American culture different Lasted 7 months, few battles Texans wanted same liberties (rights) as other Americans American Revolution Contrast: *No one knows who fired first *Both colonist and England shared same culture *Lasted 6 years, lots of battles *colonist wanted the same liberties (rights) as other British citizens * Both countries left colonist alone *Leaders from both countries ignored rights of colonists Colonist fought for independence *unjust rulers (Santa Anna and King George III) *Both countries created new laws, new taxes and enforced old laws * both countries felt they were losing control of their colonies Compare

4 American/Texas Revolution Sinker Page 52 *Choose 2 similarities and two differences from page 51 notes Create a concept picture for each (4) Use at least 5 colors for each picture Write 1 - 2 sentences describing each picture.


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