We have learned that the American Colonists were able to defeat the British Army at the Battle of Yorktown. The great British General Cornwallis had to surrender to General George Washington. The ordinary foot soldiers responded to the victory in different way. The American soldiers sang “Yankee Doodle Dandy”. The British soldiers sang “The World Turned Upside Down”.
Go to this link: http://www.contemplator.com/england/worldtur.html
Listen to the song “The World Turned Upside Down”. Make a comment below, explaining how the song helps you understand how the ordinary British soldiers felt about the defeat.
As we continue to explore the American Revolution, we have discovered that there were many different perspectives on the war. Many people were loyal to Britain. Many wanted change and were revolutionaries. Many people were undecided. In this post, we will explore how music written and sung in 1776 reflects how many people felt about the war.
Go the the PS79q.wikispace and listen to the song entitled “The Rich Lady Over the Sea”. Make a comment below and explain what you’ve learned about the feelings of the colonists towards Britain. Be sure to explain who the “Rich Lady” and the “daughter” are.
Now click on the comment box and tell us what you think. What did Paul Revere want the people of Boston to do? Was he successful?
Events Leading Up To the Tragedy
What events led up to this tragedy? Was this really a spontaneous riot of an unruly mob driven to violence? Or was it caused by events that happened well before March 5, 1770? Or could it possibly have been both a riot AND a massacre? State your opinion and defend your answer.