last major battle, Cronwallis surrendered to Washington
quick hit and run tatics and attacks
New Jersey battle that Washington led a surprise attack on Hessian troops, Dec. 1776 to boost the Patriots spirits
fought at nearby Breeds hill, Americans proved they could stand their own againist the British
"shot heard 'round the world"
author of "Common Sense" and " The Crisis"
Declaration of Independence
document formally and forever separating Great Britain from the Americans
someone who continued to support Great Britain living in America during the American revolution
author of the Declaration of Independence
representative from the colonies who meet in Philadelphia
France and Spain
gave aid to the Americans during the revolution
Mary Ludwig Hayes
gained the nickname "Molly Pitcher" in the American Revolution
"turning point" of the war, France signed an alliance with United States
hired foreign soliders
"life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
Olive Branch petition
attempt by the continental congress to convince King George a peaceful resolution was possible
Treaty of Paris
United States gains it's independence
Thomas Paines's writing to encourage patriots to not give up the fight..".These are the times that try men's souls"....
commander of the Continental army