This is a 20 slide, highly animated power point presentation on the American Revolutionary War – Key Figures – John Hancock. Each of the slides are editable so you can adjust those to meet your individual needs.
John Hancock was a signer of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and a governor of MA. He was raised by his uncle, a wealthy Boston merchant. When his uncle died, Hancock inherited his lucrative shipping business.
In the mid-1760s, as the British government began imposing regulatory measures to assert greater authority over its American colonies, anti-British sentiment and unrest grew among the colonists. Hancock used his wealth and influence to aid the movement for American independence.
He was president of the Second Continental Congress from 1775 to 1777, when the Declaration of Independence was adopted, and the United States was born. From 1780 to 1785, Hancock was the first governor of the Commonwealth of MA. He was reelected in 1787 and served until his death in 1793.
The presentation covers the following:
Marriage & Family
Conflict with the British
“Cradle of Liberty”
A Wanted Man
Hancock’s Famous Signature (2)
Failed Military Glory
Death & Burial
End of Presentation
This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... The American Revolutionary War.