Presentation on theme: "The American Revolution"— Presentation transcript:
1The American Revolution Steps to a revolutionThe American Revolution
2French and Indian War1754France and North Native Americans fought the British and Colonists.Battles were fought over the land along the Ohio River.The French won battle after battle.The British did not send enoughsoldiers to adequately fight a war.
3French and Indian WarThe British attacked and defeated French Quebec; both generals were killed.The French lost the war in this battle.Peace Treaty signed in 1763.
4French and Indian War Questions What advantages did each side have during this War?What hierarchy existed along partisan lines?
8Townshend Acts 1767 New taxes from the British. Tax on : glass, paper, teas, paints and other goods shipped to the colonies from Britain.Prime Minister Charles Townsend used tax revenue to pay for the colonial defense and governors and judges salaries.Question:How will the colonists react?
9Arguments from the colonists: Townshend ActsArguments from the colonists:No taxes as they are not represented in the British government.Adopted slogan:, "No Taxation without Representation."Question:What will Britain do?
16Boston Tea Party Questions: Why did the Sons of Liberty dress as Mohawk Indians?What were two important effects of this incident?What consequence will Britain issue for the colonists?1.First it helped to join the colonist together and second it upset ParliamentClose the harbor.
17AssignmentWrite a letter to King George concerning one of these events:Stamp Act, Townshend Acts,Boston Massacre, or Boston Tea Party.Your letter must include details about the act, your opinion, and what you would like King George to do (i.e. you need to persuade)