Tarleton wounded returns to England later in life E Patriots very successful in

Tarleton wounded returns to england later in life e

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Tarleton wounded, returns to England later in life E. Patriots very successful in southern battles 1. Battle of King’s Mountain turning point war in south, Patriot victory F. General Nathanael Greene loses constantly to British, but strong resilience 1. British Clinton and Cornwallis struggling to deal with American interior a) Resort to British evacuation of British and Loyalists G. French navy arrives at Chesapeake Bay to dispel British navy at Battle of the Capes 1. Cornwallis evacuates to Yorktown a) Washington/Patriot forces mobilize for Virginia to intercept Cornwallis (1) Build parallel trenches to contain British defenses (a) Launching points for attack on Yorktown 2. Alexander Hamilton sent to lead siege of Yorktown a) October 17, 1781 Cornwallis surrenders to Washington (1) Second major defeat of British forces H. Word of British defeat reaches Lord North in Parliament 1. “O God, it is all over” – British stop sending troops to Americas VII. The Treaty of Paris A. Peace negotiations held in Paris, France, signed September 3, 1783 1. Negotiated by Ben Franklin (France ambassador), John Adams (Netherlands ambassador), John Jay (Spain ambassador) a) British will recognize victory of 13 colonies (1) Colonies become sovereign “ United States of America
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b) Florida returned to Spain c) Mississippi River is western border d) Does not resolve debt, confiscated land returned VIII. The Political Revolution A. Americans promote republican democracy ideology B. Each colony creates its own state constitution 1. GA constitution written in 1776 a) “Wisdom, Justice, Moderation” C. Virginia proposes binding document in 1776, Articles of Confederation written 1777, 13 colonies ratify in 1781 1. Debate over where sovereignty resides 2. Established/regulated post office 3. Could not declare war/peace without state consent 4. Could not levy taxes IX. The Social Revolution A. Each colony had its own Anglican state church, point of power 1. Renamed Episcopalian church 2. Eventually develop freedom of religion B. African slaves used in war by British, flee after war ends 1. Free black regiments served on Patriot side 2. British use race to divide American people C. Early advocacy for women’s’ rights – Abigail Adams 1. Constantly reminded John Adams to remember women D. Native Americans fluctuated on sides of revolution X. Emergence of American Culture A. Washington becomes most famous American B. Noah Webster develops American English C. 4 th of July becomes Independence Day holiday
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