Bundle of 5 - American Revolutionary War - War Begins in Boston

Bundle of 5 - American Revolutionary War - War Begins in Boston
Bundle of 5 - American Revolutionary War - War Begins in Boston
Bundle of 5 - American Revolutionary War - War Begins in Boston
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This is a bundle of five highly animated, power point presentations on the American Revolutionary War - War Begins in Boston. There are a total of 92 slides in the five power point presentations, all of which are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.

Boston was at the forefront of the Colonial rebellion prior to the American Revolutionary War and the first shots of the war actually outside Boston.

The Boston Massacre, was an incident on March 5, 1770, in which British Army soldiers killed 5 male civilians and injured 6 others. The incident was heavily propagandized by leading Patriots, such as Paul Revere and Samuel Adams, to fuel animosity toward the British authorities. Amid ongoing tense relations between the population and the soldiers, a mob formed around a British sentry, who was subjected to verbal abuse and harassment. He was eventually supported by 8 additional soldiers, who were subjected to verbal threats and thrown objects. They fired into the crowd, without orders, instantly killing 3 people and wounding others. 2 more people died later of wounds sustained in the incident.

Power point presentation #1, The Boston Massacre contains 22 slides and covers the following:

Overview (2)
Background
The Stamp Act
Protest Groups
Townshend Acts
London Responds
Boycotts
Christopher Seider
Confrontation
Escalation
Standoff
Bloodshed
Gun Shots
Murder Charges
Trial and Acquittal
Adam’s Defense
Aftermath
Path to War
End of Presentation

In the spring of 1775, most of the MA Patriot leaders had taken refuge in outlying communities, fearing arrest by British officials. Remaining in Boston were two physicians, Benjamin Church and Joseph Warren, local colonial leaders. Paul Revere, a trusted messenger, also stayed in the city, tended his business interests and as unobtrusively as possible, kept an eye on the soldiers stationed in the city.

Revere agreed to arrange for the placement of signal lanterns in the belfry of Old North Church where they could have been easily seen across the Charles River. If one lantern were displayed, the British would be advancing by land over the Boston Neck, then north and west to Concord. If two lanterns were hung, the redcoats would have chosen to cross the Charles by boat to Cambridge, then west to their target.

Power point presentation #2, The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere contains 16 slides and covers the following:

Background
Revere Warns Concord
Warning Plan Put in Place
The Old North church
“One if By Land, Two if By Sea”
Adams & Hancock Warned
Averting Disaster
Almost Captured
Roadblocks
The Route the Riders Took
Captured
The People are Warned
The Battles of Lexington and Concord
“The Shots Heard Round the World”

The Battles of Lexington and Concord, fought on April 19, 1775, kicked off the American Revolutionary War (1775-83).Tensions had been building for many years between residents of the 13 American colonies and the British authorities, particularly in Massachusetts. On the night of April 18, 1775, hundreds of British troops marched from Boston to nearby Concord in order to seize an arms cache.
A confrontation on the Lexington town green started off the fighting, and soon the British were hastily retreating under intense fire.

Power point presentation #3, The Battles of Lexington and Concord contains 19 slides and covers the following:

Synopsis
Campaigns
Map of the Battle
Background
Moves by Parliament
Lead-Up to the Battles
Gages Orders
Warnings Sounded
British Troops Arrive
Fighting Breaks Out
The “Shot”
Concord
The Minutemen
Road Back to Boston
Aftermath
Concord Hymn”
End of Presentation

Following the British retreat from the Battles of Lexington and Concord, American forces closed and laid siege to Boston. Trapped in the city, the British commander, Lieutenant General Thomas Gage, requested reinforcements to facilitate a breakout. On May 25, HMS Cerberus arrived at Boston carrying Major Generals William Howe, Henry Clinton, and John Burgoyne. As the garrison had been reinforced to around 6,000 men, the British generals began making plans to clear the Americans from the approaches to the city.

Though a British victory, the Battle of Bunker Hill did not change the strategic situation around Boston. Rather, the high cost of the victory sparked debate in London and startled the military. The high number of casualties sustained also contributed to Gage's dismissal from command. Appointed to replace Gage, Howe would be haunted by the specter of Bunker Hill in subsequent campaigns as its carnage affected his decision making. Commenting on the battle in his diary, Clinton wrote, "A few more such victories would have shortly put an end to British dominion in America."

Power point presentation #4, The Battle of Bunker Hill contains 17 slides and covers the following:

Background
Map of the Battle
British Plan
American Defense
Fortifying the Heights
British Cannons Open Up
Howe Moves Forward
Reinforcements
British Attack
Initial Two Attacks
Third Attack
Tide Turns
Casualties
Aftermath
End of Presentation

In the wake of the Battles of Lexington & Concord on April 19, 1775, American colonial forces closed in on the city of Boston. Initially guided by Brigadier General William Heath of the MA militia, he passed command to General Artemas Ward late on the 20th. As the American army was effectively a collection of militias, Ward's control was nominal, but he succeeded in establishing a loose siege line running from Chelsea around the city to Roxbury. Emphasis was placed on blocking Boston and Charlestown Necks.

On March 8, Washington received word that the British intended to evacuate and would not burn the city if allowed to leave unmolested. Though he did not formally respond, Washington agreed to the terms and British began embarking along with numerous Boston Loyalists. Howe evacuated the city by March 17th and on 26 March sailed with about 9,000 men for Halifax, N. S.

Power point presentation #5, Siege of Boston contains 18 slides and covers the following:

Campaigns
Map of the Siege
Background
The Noose Tightens
Arnold & Allen
Battle of Bunker Hill
British Attack
Washington Arrives
Three Wings
Next Steps
HMS “Nancy “ Captured
Army is Reduced
Dorchester Heights
Howe Reacts
Boston Saved
End of Presentation

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Bundle of 5 - American Revolutionary War - War Begins in Boston
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Bundle of 5 - American Revolutionary War - War Begins in Boston
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