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American Revolution Battles Review

What battle did "the shot heard 'round the world" take place in?

Lexington & Concord

What battle did Israel Putnam say "don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes" because America was running out of ammo?

Bunker Hill

What battle did General Howe lead 32,000 British soldiers across the Atlantic Ocean in an attempt to win the Revolutionary War in one big battle?

Long Island

What battle was the turning point of the American Revolution and led to France becoming an American ally?


Who betrayed his country after the Battle of Saratoga?

Benedict Arnold

What battle did George Washington lead the Continental Army across the Delaware River Christmas night, surprise attack the Hessians and gain a much needed morale boost?


What was the last major battle of the Revolutionary War that convinced Britain the war was too difficult and costly to pursue?


What is a Professional soldier who is paid to fight called?


What were the mercenary soldiers Britain hired to fight in the Revolutionary War called?


Who wrote "The Crisis" to encourage Patriots to keep fighting?

Thomas Paine

What treaty ended the Revolutionary War, gave America independence and allowed Americans to move west?

Treaty of Paris 1783

Who was made Commander of the Continental Army by the Second Continental Congress?

George Washington

Who volunteered in the Continental Army and used his own money to buy warm clothes for the soldiers?

Marquis de Lafayette

Who trained the Continental Army at Valley Forge and made it a more organized fighting force?

Baron von Steuben

Where did the Continental Army spend the second winter of the American Revolution starving, freezing and catching disease?

Valley Forge

What is a soldiers who leaves the military without permission called?


What are small bands of fighters who use hit and run tactics called?


What British general surrendered to George Washington at Yorktown?

Lord Cornwallis

Who earned the nickname "Swamp Fox" by leading a band of Guerrillas that harassed the British during their "Southern Campaign?"

Francis Marion

Who wanted freedom from Britain?


Who wanted to remain under British control?


Who chose neither side during the American Revolution?


What did Britain want to gain control of to divide the New England Colonies from the rest?

Hudson River

What was Britain's third plan to win the American Revolution?

Southern Campaign

What side did African Americans fight on during the Revolutionary War?

Britain and America

What side did American Indians fight on during the Revolutionary War?

Britain and America

How did America win the Revolutionary War?

Patriotism, George Washington, Foreign Help and War Location

Who served as nurses, prepared meals, made uniforms and dressed as men to fight in the American Revolution?


How did the Continental Army struggle during the early years of the American Revolution?

A divided population, few soldiers, short enlistments, few military supplies, little military training, little military experience, starved, froze, suffered from disease

What did Britain offer slaves to get their help during the Revolutionary War?


What did Britain offer American Indians to get their help during the Revolutionary War?


What fort did Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold capture to get artillery for the Continental Army?

Fort Ticonderoga

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