Performance Task: The American Revolution in Georgia

Performance Task: The American Revolution in Georgia

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  • I have issued the Proclamation of 1763!
  • The Stamp Act will now be in place and stamps will be taxed.
  • America, allied with the British, won the French & Indian War in 1762, because both the Spanish & French decided they could no longer fight. A peace treaty was created that reduced Georgia's western border. This caused another war. The colonies invisioned that the English army would disband, but England expected the colonies to pay their own way.  To solve this, King Georgia III issued the Proclamation of 1763 to limit the western expansion.
  • Button Gwinnett
  • Lyman Hall
  • George Walton
  • James Wright was the most popular royal governor, and the last one. He enforced the Stamp Act, which was an act that placed taxes on stamps. After leaving Georgia in July 1782, he never retured to the Georgia colony and died in England in 1785.
  • Why would you ever say that? The British are amazing leaders!
  • The Boston Massacre was an argument where British soldiers fired on American colonists. Prior to the Boston Massacre, the British placed taxes on goods such as tea, glass, paper, paint, and lead. This was one of the Intolerable Acts. Due to these acts, the American colonists threw tea into the harbor as a protest. This was the Boston Tea Party.
  • Nancy Hart
  • Elijah Clarke
  • Austin Dabney
  • Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, and George Walton were the 3 Georgia signers of the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence is a document created by the American colonists that declared independence from Great Britan. It was approved on July 4th, 1776.
  • Patriots/Whigs are the colonists who opposed Great Britan's rule, and were not loyal to the British. Tories/Loyalists were the American colonists who were for Britan's rule, and were loyal to the Britsish.
  • Nancy Hart, Elijah Clarke, and Austin Dabney were all American Revolutionary heroes. Nancy Hart was a hero of the American Revolution whose mission was to get rid of the loyalists in Georgia. She was enjaged in the Battle of Kettle Creek. Elijah Clarke was an American military officer who led a victory in the Battle of Kettle Creek. Austin Dabney was a soldier in the American Revolution, who was the only slave to fight in the war. He is also believed to be the only black soldier to fight in the Battle of Kettle Creek. The Siege of Savannah was the 2nd most deadly battle in the Revolutionary war and was the most serious confrontation in Georgia between Great Britain and the Continental Army.
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