This is a 15 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on The American Revolutionary War. All of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.
Built in 1755 by the French, Fort Ticonderoga controlled the southern part of Lake Champlain and guarded the northern approaches to the Hudson Valley. Attacked by the British in 1758 during the Battle of Carillon, the fort's defenses successfully turned back the enemy. The fort fell into British hands the following year and remained under their control for the rest of the French & Indian War.
With the end of the conflict, Fort Ticonderoga's importance diminished as the French were forced to cede Canada to the British. Though still known as the "Gibraltar of America," the fort soon fell into disrepair and its garrison was greatly reduced.
With the beginning of the American Revolution in April 1775, Fort Ticonderoga's significance returned. Recognizing its importance along the route between New York and Canada, the British commander at Boston, General Thomas Gage, issued orders to the Governor of Canada, Sir Guy Carleton, that Ticonderoga and Crown Point be repaired and reinforced.
The presentation covers the following:
Map of the Battle
Storming the Fort
Recaptured by British
End of Presentation
This is one of several "companion" power point presentations that I offer on... The American Revolutionary War.