This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentation on the American Revolutionary War – How the Colonists Win the War? The total number of slides in the presentations is 36. Each of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.
After 1778, the main theater of war shifted to the South as the British concentrated on trying to reestablish control of that area. Lord Charles Cornwallis was given over-all command of British forces in VA and in late May and early June led them on raids deep into the state.
In August 1781, Washington learned that Cornwallis' army was encamped near Yorktown, VA. After discussing options with his French ally, de Rochambeau, Washington decided to quietly move his army away from NYC with the goal of crushing Cornwallis' isolated force.
Feeling his position collapsing, Cornwallis wrote to Clinton on October 10 calling for aid. The British situation was made worse by a smallpox outbreak within the town. With the enemy growing nearer, Cornwallis again wrote to Clinton for help and described his situation as "very critical." Not getting the help he needed, and out of ammunition for his guns and unable to shift his army, Cornwallis decided to open negotiations with Washington. With no other choice, Cornwallis complied and the final surrender documents were signed on October 19th.
The culmination of the Yorktown Campaign, proved to be the last major land battle of the war, as the surrender by Cornwallis, and the capture of both him and his army, prompted the British government to negotiate an end to the conflict.
Power point presentation #1 is entitled, The Battle of Yorktown – 1781 and contains 20 slides and covers the following:
Map of the Battle
Lord Charles Cornwallis
Beginning of the End
Battle of the Chesapeake
Laying the Trap
The Noose Tightens
Setting the Siege
Extending the Line
Raising the White Flag
Aftermath of Surrender
End of Presentation
The British Empire was the strongest military force in the world prior to the American Revolutionary War. The British army was well trained, well equipped and well supported by the Royal Navy.
The British had assembled 25,000 soldiers and 400 ships just to NYC harbor. This was the biggest army and largest fleet the British had ever sent overseas! In the face of such an overwhelming force, the Americans should have been easily defeated. But they were not.
The question remains: What factors led an undisciplined, unprepared, divided American nation to prevail over the world's largest empire?
Power point presentation #2 is entitled, How Did the Colonist Win the War? It contains 16 slides and covers the following:
British Strengths and Weaknesses
British Strengths (2)
British Weaknesses (2)
Other Issues For Britain
American Strengths and Weaknesses
American Strengths (2)
American Weaknesses (2)
Other Issues for the Americans
End of Presentation
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....the American Revolutionary War.