This is a 17 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on the American Revolutionary War - Siege of Fort St. Jean. Each of the slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
Less than a month after the war began at Lexington and Concord, American forces moved against Fort Ticonderoga at the south end of Lake Champlain. Capturing the fort on May 10, Colonels Benedict Arnold and Ethan Allen then moved north to raid Fort St. Jean on the Richelieu River.
In June 1775, the Continental Congress directed Major General Philip Schuyler to advance up Lake Champlain and initiate the invasion of Canada. Landing near the fort, Schuyler and Brigadier General Richard Montgomery came under attack by around 100 Native Americans led by Claude de Lorimier and Gilbert Tice.
Though a victory for Montgomery, the Siege of Fort St. Jean proved time consuming and badly delayed the American campaign in Canada. Advancing down the St. Lawrence, he was unable to mount an attack on Quebec until December 31.
The presentation covers the following:
Map of Saratoga Campaign
Fort St. Jean Reinforced
Defending Fort St. Jean
The American Plan
Capture of Ft. Jean
End of Presentation
This is one of several "companion" power point presentations that I offer on... The American Revolutionary War.