The American Revolution
By: Jamie Moore, & Wade Gray
Chapter 1: King George’s Reign
The Colonists were feed up with the British rule.
Taxation was high on all goods.
Colonists wanted Freedom from Great Britain
Chapter 2: The Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence declared Freedom from Britain
It provided laws and signatures from Quakers of all sort
It was spread apart the Colonies
Chapter 3: Uproar in New York
The Declaration of Independence was read Out loud in New York.
Because of this, The Town’s people started an uproar and Toppled King George’s Statue
This upset King George.
Chapter 4: Start of the Revolution
Britain makes new rules and taxes as a result from the toppling of King George’s Statue.
This upsets the Colonist even more
More uproars and riots breakout across the Colonies
Chapter 5: Boston Massacre
With Colonist Upset, British soldiers have snowballs and rocks throw at them
A shot is fired from one of the soldiers, and then all the soldiers fire
The British soldiers fired upon unarmed Colonist and it was the start on the Revolutionary War.
Dividing the Union
States all south from the Ohio River became known as slave states.
There were 11 slave states, and 11 free states 1819.
They drew a line across Louisiana Territory, slavery was banned North of the line and it was permitted South of the line.
Henry Clay earned the title “The Great Compromiser” in 1820.
Harriet Tubman was best-known for the underground railroad. She would go back to the South to gather up slaves and guide them North to freedom.
The compromise of 1850 that Henry Clay was known for, admitted California as a free state in the Union.
The 4 year War
On April 1861, the confederates attacked Fort Sumter.
In 1861 on Wilmer McLean’s farm, 70,000 new troops marched into battle.
General Scott made the anaconda plan, where the North would surround the South and trap them.
The Effects on the Soldiers
In the Civil War 3 million men fought.
For 4 years soldiers had to leave there friends and families behind.
Diseases spread around the battle field, and most died from the unsanitary conditions in the camp.