Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
|Creator||French artist Chez Basset|
|Context||The American Revolution interested many Europeans, in part because it might affect the balance of power in Europe.|
|Purpose||To show colonial unrest toward Great Britain|
The outbreak of the American Revolution was accompanied by the destruction of British symbols of authority. This French print depicts patriots pulling down a statue of King George the III in New York City in 1776. Because the British had just defeated the French in a bitter war (fought in Europe and North America), Great Britain's troubles with its colonies cheered France, which decided to aid the young United States.