This is a 15 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on the American Revolutionary War - Battle of Kings Mountain. Each of the slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
Following their defeat at Saratoga in late 1777 and the French entry into the war, British forces in North America began pursuing a "southern" strategy for ending the rebellion. Believing that Loyalist support was higher in the South, successful efforts were made to capture Savannah in 1778, followed by General Sir Henry Clinton's siege and taking of Charleston in 1780.
In the wake of the city's fall, Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton crushed an American force at Waxhaws in May 1780. The battle became infamous in the region as Tarleton's men killed numerous Americans as they attempted to surrender.
Believing that GA and SC had effectively been subjugated, Cornwallis began planning for a campaign into NC. While organized resistance from the Continental Army had been swept aside, numerous local militias, particularly those from over the Appalachian Mountains, continued to cause problems for the British.
For Cornwallis, the defeat signaled stronger than anticipated resistance from the populace. As a result, he abandoned his march into NC and returned south. He would not return to NC until early 1781, when he was chasing Nathanael Greene after the British defeat at the Battle of Cowpens.
The presentation covers the following:
Map of the Battle
Cornwallis Carolina Plans
The Battle Begins
End of Presentation
This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....American Revolutionary War.