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2nd cc congress petitioned king for

peace (olive branch petition) while preparing for war

Who created the continental congress

2nd cc congress

How many soldiers were in the Continental Army

15000 - 20000

The Continental Army lacked

training and experience

Continental Army advantages

Home Field advantage, fighting for freedom, and a brilliant leader ( George Washington)

British Army advantages

50000 soldiers, well trained, Hessians


trained killers, mercanaries

Bunker Hill British

set up cannons around and pointing at boston, 2000 soldiers climbing in full gear

Bunker Hill Americans

1200 soldiers dug trenches for defense, not a lot of ammo, held soldiers off for 3 retreats, until 4th time the enemy climbed up

Bunker hill deaths

Americans: 400, British: 1000

Who won Bunker Hill

British won, but was a moral victory for americans

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