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The War Begins
Loyalists vs. The Rebels?… Or, Indifferent/ Neutral?
British strategy of divide and conquer Think of Franklins Join, or die See Cornwallis campaign
Divide and Conquer
Washington evades capture – flees NY
The Battle of Saratoga- Howe captures Philadelphia BUT, Burgoyne Captured by Arnold and Gates France recognizes The United States of America
The entire Revolutionary Campaign Red= American Forces Blue = British Green=French
Washingtons March to Yorktown Cornwallis peninsula mistake
Cornwallis trapped at Yorktown French forces lead by Rochambeau and Lafayette on land trapped the British. French Admiral De Grasse first defeated the British naval forces then, blockaded the British, awaiting Washingtons arrival. Note the German commander – Von Steuben
Where is Cornwallis? Washington?
Treaty of Paris 1783 – L to R – John Jay, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Henry Laurens, and William Temple Franklin. The British commissioners refused to pose, and the picture was never finished.
Britain loses the 13 colonies & lands West of the Appalachians France gains nothing Spain gains Florida from Britain and keeps the Louisiana Territory
Short Answer Essay: 1. What advantages did BOTH the Americans and the British have in the American Revolution? And, in the end, why do you believe the Americans won? 2. Why did the British believe that they had the right to tax and to legislate over the American Colonists? Consequently, why did the American Colonists believe they had the right to challenge and eventually refuse both the taxes and legislation from Britain?