Marquis de Lafayette Bio

Marquis de Lafayette Bio

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7th grade

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  • Marquis de Lafayette and the Road to Revolution
  • Hi! I'm Marquis de Lafayette! Welcome to Chavaniac, France!
  • Although I was born and raised in France, I became a Patriot over time. I have been greatly influenced by The Proclamation of 1763, The Stamp Act, and the Intolerable Acts.
  • In The 7 Years War, the British and colonists fought against the French and their Indian allies. After the British and Colonists won, they obtained the land west of the Appalachian Mountains. Then, King George III set a line saying that nobody could expand past the Appalachian Mountains.
  • What!?! My Father was killed in the 7 years war and colonists aren't even getting what they fought for? Our French Army lost that land for nothing!
  • The Proclamation of 1763
  • The Stamp Act, 1765
  • World news!
  • King George III put a tax on paper products for the colonists only!?! Now how are the colonists going to gain their independence?
  • The British King put a tax on all paper products for the colonists to pay for damage caused by the 7 Years War.
  • Did you hear about the laws King George III passed for the colonists?
  • The Boston Harbor is closed for trade!
  • Angered by previous protests, King George III passed a new set of laws on the colonists that were sure to get the colonists back in shape.
  • The Intolerable Acts, 1774
  • The Intolerable Acts, 1774
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  • I'm getting over to the colonies!
  • That isn't fair! Massachusetts's democratic governing rights got taken away!
  • Instead, the laws were so harsh, the colonists saw them as "intolerable" and pushed the colonists to rebel even more.
  • The Battle of Yorktown, 1781
  • After living in the colonies for almost 6 years, Lafayette helped lead the colonies in The Revolutionary War.
  • We surrender!
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