Battles of the Revolutionary War

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LEXINGTON

the "shot heard round the world" was fired to start the revolution here

CONCORD

Americans fired on the British at the Old North Bridge and then followed them all the way back to Boston

TRENTON

first victory for the Americans; it was a huge moral boost

TICONDEROGA

guns taken here were used to surround Boston

LONG ISLAND

where Washington led the first of many escapes to live to fight another day

SARATOGA

the turning point of the war; it brought French support

BUNKER HILL

both sides wanted revenge after this battle; 1st major battle of the war

WESTERN FRONT

a small force marched in circles around the fort making them sound larger; tricked the British into surrender

YORKTOWN

General Cornwallis surrendered here at the last major battle of the war

GERMANTOWN

during this battle confusion caused the Americans to shoot at their own troops

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