This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on the American Revolutionary War – The Snipers Weapon. The total number of slides is 36. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.
The “sniper” is an American creation conceived during the American Revolutionary War to help even the playing field with the British. The Americans gained two valuable pieces of information regarding British officers in the fields of battle that they were able to turn to their advantage:
1. The officers always kept battle plans and other important documents on their person while in battle. 2. These officers did not share these plans with subordinate officers.
The Americans adopted “sniping” as a battle tactic and employed it effectively against the British., although the term “sniper” had yet to emerge. Prior to the American Revolutionary War, battles were fought “old style,” performed in close ranks in a large field facing the enemy. It was the backwoods skill of the frontiersmen who made possible the “stalk and hide” strategy of fighting and changed the way the Americans fought the war.
The weapon of choice for the snipers was the Kentucky rifle. The Kentucky rifle was an expertly crafted tool that no frontier family was without. Most American frontiersmen became deadeyes and could accomplish shooting feats such as snuffing-the-candle or driving-the-nail as a matter of course.
The British marveled at the marksmanship of these riflemen during the Revolutionary War, calling them “widow-makers.” The Kentucky was the weapon not only in the Battles of Saratoga, but the Battle of Cowpens, the War of 1812 the Battle of New Orleans and by the Texans in their War for Independence from Mexico.
Power Point #1 is entitled the American Revolutionary War - Snipers & Assassins and contains 17 slides and covers the following:
Birth of “Sniping”
“Old Style” Fighting
Continental Army Formed
The Sniper’s Rifle
How It Performed
Generals Gage & Howe
The American Sniper
End of Presentation
Power Point #2 is entitled the American Revolutionary War - The Kentucky Rifle and contains 19 slides and covers the following:
Firing the Rifle (2)
Reloading the Rifle
Henry Beaufoy Quote
Legacy of the Kentucky
End of Presentation
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... the American Revolutionary War.