English General who commanded the English forces at Bunker Hill
Virginian, patriot, general, and president. Lived at Mount Vernon. Led the Revolutionary Army in the fight for independence. First President of the United States.
The American Crisis (1776)
Pamphlet penned by Common Sense author Thomas Paine, containing the famous line "These are the times that try men's souls."
German mercenaries that were hired by the British for putting down the rebellion of the colonies. The hiring of these men showed to the colonists that the British had only military action in mind as a solution to the current problems.
party that favored a national bank, protective tariffs and eventually the abolition of slavery
a person who supported the British cause in the American Revolution; a loyalist
British soldiers who fought against the colonists in the American Revolution; so called because of their bright red uniforms.
civilians trained as soldiers but not part of the regular army. Used in the Revolutionary War
the American army during the American Revolution
Battle of Saratoga (1777)
colonists defeated British army led by general John Burgoyne in Saratoga, NY, forced Burgoyne to surrender. Turning point in war becuse it won the support of the French, which helped the Americans get much needed military aid
the commander of British forces in America when Howe resigned in 1778
British general in the American Revolution who captured Fort Ticonderoga but lost the battle of Saratoga in 1777 (1722-1792)
Baron Friedrich von Steuben
Prussian soldier who helped train American forces at Valley Forge in the American Revolutionary War.
George Rogers Clark
Leader of a small Patriot force that captured British-controlled Fort Vincennes in the Ohio Valley in 1779., secured the Northwest Territory for America
Defeated General Burgoyne at the Battle of Saratoga
the commander of British troops in the South, best known for his defeat at the Battle of Yorktown
Battle of Cowpens
An overwhelming victory by American Revolutionary forces under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan, in the Southern campaign of the American Revolutionary War.
Battle of King's Mountain (1780)
October 7, 1780, was a decisive Patriot victory in the Southern campaign of the American Revolutionary War. Frontier militia loyal to the United States overwhelmed the Loyalist American militia led by British Major Patrick Ferguson
Successful American general during the Revolution who turned traitor in 1780 and joined the British cause.
John Paul Jones
American naval commander in the American Revolution (1747-1792) said " I have not yet begun to fight."
Printer, author, inventor, diplomat, statesman, and Founding Father. One of the few Americans who was highly respected in Europe, primarily due to his discoveries in the field of electricity.
Battle of Yorktown (1781)
Last battle of the Revolutionary War; General Lord Charles Cornwallis along with over 7,000 British troops surrendered at Yorktown, Virginia, on October 17, 1781.
Peace of Paris (1783)
France and Britain signed this treaty where Great Britain granted America their independence. British wouldn't seek to collect war debts either.
government should play limited role. Desired to be different than European culture, without the corruption that was present. Civic virtue was required of a majority of the citizens for their government to work.