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©2010, TESCC Create a flipbook Stagger the 3 half sheets of paper Fold them in half Put two staples in the top.

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1 ©2010, TESCC Create a flipbook Stagger the 3 half sheets of paper Fold them in half Put two staples in the top

2 ©2010, TESCC War for Independence

3 ©2010, TESCC Battles of Lexington & Concord st battles British soldiers hoped to capture Patriot leaders and weapons in the towns of Lexington and Concord Known as the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World!” Paul Revere rode to the towns to warn colonists of British intentions

4 ©2010, TESCC Battle of Saratoga 1777 Called the “turning point” battle American victory that convinced France to form an alliance with the colonists; French navy sent to support the American cause

5 ©2010, TESCC Battle of Yorktown 1781 Last battle American victory won by combined French and American forces General Cornwallis surrendered to General Washington

6 ©2010, TESCC Treaty of Paris of 1783 Officially ended the War Forced Britain to recognize American independence Gave the United States claim to England’s land which extended to Canada in the North, the Mississippi River in the West, and Florida in the South

7 ©2010, TESCC Why did America win? Americans fought on their own territory Americans got support and supplies from France and Spain Americans had a strong desire to be independent from England

8 ©2010, TESCC 2 nd & 5 th periods answer the bonus question... Put your name on the back of the flipbook and turn it in. What would life be like if we had lost the war?


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