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  • 1. Valley Forge National Park
    • Arjun Madhavan

2. Overview

  • Power Point
    • Relevance
    • Revolutionary War
    • History of Valley Forge
    • Valley Forge Today
    • Park and Conservation
  • My Experience
  • Class Activity
  • Conclusion

3. Thesis

  • Valley Forge National Park serves as a peaceful reminder of freedom won by sacrifices long ago. Its 3,600 acres of picturesque, rolling hills also serve as an example of the importance of environment conservation.

4. PersonalRelevance

  • History
  • Biology
  • Proximity
  • Conservation

5. Relevance of Valley Forge

  • Most historic place around our area
  • Scenic beauty
  • Importance in Revolutionary War
  • Education (false information)

http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper_beta/D35ebee6/01773_valleyforge_1280x800.jpg 6. The Revolutionary War

  • 1775-1783
  • The American Revolutionary War or American War of Independence
  • War between Great Britain and 13 former British Colonies
  • Colonists Rebel

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ed/United_States_Northern_Command_emblem.png 7. Combatants

  • Colonists divided on support
    • Patriots & Loyalists
  • British
  • European Nations
  • African Americans
  • Native Americans

http://www.thecaptainsmemos.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Revolutionary-War.jpg 8. British Army

  • Spans over three and a half centuries
  • Occupies Boston in 1786
    • Boston Massacre of 1770

http://www.navycs.com/gallery2/d/9417-2/british-army-flag.jpg 9. American Continental Army

  • Formed May 10th, 1775
  • Local Militias
  • Disbanded in 1783

http://files.myopera.com/SiBrunk/albums/691571/revolutionary-war-soldiers.jpg http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njobtdar/images/ValleyForge.gif 10. George Washington

  • Commander-in-Chief
  • Morale Booster
  • Becomes First President

http://www.learnnc.org/lp/media/uploads/2009/04/george-washington-gilbert-stuart.jpg http://www.wicknet.org/history/jvanatta/gallery/General%20George%20Washington%20Resigning%20his%20Commission%20%28John%20Trumbull,%201824%29.jpg 11. Baron Von Steuben

  • Born in Germany
  • Meets with Ben Franklin
  • Washington sends him to Valley Forge
  • Spoke no English
  • Systematically trained American Soldiers

http://www.steubencony.org/hallfame/Steuben,%20Baren%20Von.jpg teachers.ewrsd.k12.nj.us/gray/Von_Steuben.jpg 12. Battles Around the Area

  • Philadelphia
  • Paoli, Brandywine, Germantown, Morristown, White Marsh

13. Why Valley Forge?

  • Rest over the Winter of 77
  • Close but not too close
  • Mount Joy Mount Misery

http://www.arago.si.edu/media/000/027/882/27882_lg.jpg 14. December 19, 1777

  • 12,000 arrive
  • Camp grounds selected
  • Construction of 2,000 of huts

http://www.freespiritart.com/images/winter-valley-forge.jpg 15. 16. Food and Clothing Shortages

  • Irregular meat and bread supplies
  • Fire Cake
  • Starvation
  • Animal
  • Clothing

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/17/Revolutionary_War_Cemetery,_Salem,_NY.jpg/300px-Revolutionary_War_Cemetery,_Salem,_NY.jpg http://www.valley.forge.national-park.com/images/winterartillerqy.jpeg 17. Disease

  • Very Rampant
    • Poor sanitary conditions
  • Dysentery
  • Pneumonia
  • Jaundice
  • Typhoid

www.solarnavigator.net/history/explorers_hist 18. Dysentery

  • Intestine
  • Uncooked food
  • Poor Hygiene

http://www.marriedtothesea.com/032607/dysentery.gif 19. Pneumonia

  • Lung
  • Bacteria
  • Viruses
  • Fungus

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_7wkLDqkdHt0/SU2nQi5P5KI/AAAAAAAAEfQ/ToGJuj3uTcE/s400/Pneumonia_anatomy.jpg 20. Jaundice

  • Blockage of Intestine
  • Discoloration of eyes
  • Discoloration of skin

www.mdconsult.com/.../0/0/10041/19512_en.jpg 21. Typhoid

  • Contaminated Food & Water
  • Diarrhea, Rose Spots, Sweating
  • Intestinal Bleeding
  • Inflammation of Gall Bladder

http://www.vivaxim.ca/Images/vivaxim_cons_risk_map_en.gif 22. The Departure

  • June 19, 1778
  • British advance to NY

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_QGqu4ZDNdHw/ShG3MC2vnfI/AAAAAAAAAAk/IttbYwz-w1s/s320/revolutionary-war-007.jpg http://oathkeepers.org/oath/wp-content/uploads/Washington-at-Valley-Forge.jpg 23. After Valley forge

  • 5 Years of Battle
  • Treaty of Paris
  • British leave New York
  • US Constitution

http://oathkeepers.org/oath/wp-content/uploads/Washington-at-Valley-Forg2e.jpg 24. Today 25. National Memorial Arch 26. Threats and Controversies 27. Neo-Nazi Rally http://fusco.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/untitled-34.jpg http://expatbrian.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/swastika1.png 28. Commercial Buildings http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3151/2752519669_e5ff3be2c3.jpg 29. Invasive Plants http://www.jkinjectiontools.com/images/plantpics/hogweed_1.gif 30. Invasive Plants

  • Disrupt environments
  • Introduced by accident
  • Grow quickly

http://www.aldertreegarden.com/images/DSCN0508.jpg 31. Japanese Stilt Grass 32. Purple Loosestrife 33. Mile-a-minute Weed 34. Japanese Barberry http://www.burncoose.co.uk/site/img/products/large/berberis_thunbergii_golden_ring.jpg http://pics.davesgarden.com/pics/2005/05/04/Kachinagirl/dd64d9.jpg 35. White Tailed Deer http://www.dupageforest.com/media/images/cms/District_News/Multimedia_Gallery/Photo_Galleries/White-Tailed-Deer-Fawn.jpg http://www.theanimalfiles.com/images/white_tailed_deer_s2.jpg 36. Rusty Crayfish http://www.learninghowtofish.com/media/AIS/rustycrawfish.jpg http://www.wisconline.com/feature/crayfish.jpg 37. Environmental Plan http://depts.washington.edu/natmap/photos/mammals/white-tailed_deer_5924np.jpg http://news.stanford.edu/news/2007/may2/gifs/plants_swordfern.jpg http://bayareacomre.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/epa.jpg 38. Application 39. Dates

  • Saturday March 6th, 2010
  • Saturday April 3rd, 2010
  • Saturday May 1st, 2010

40. Park and Trail Clean Up 41. Steve Mulligan 42. Park and Trail Clean Up 43. Class Activity 44. Work Cited 45. Conclusion