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Revolutionary War

CCS 4th Grade Social Studies
Ride of Paul Revere
Warn the colonists of the British attack, April 16, 1775
Battles of Lexington and Concord
First battles of the American Revolution."Shot heard around the World"began the war
Second Continental Congress (May 10, 1775)
Met to petition the King for rights, created an Army, named Washington to lead the Army.
Battle of Bunker Hill
Happened on Breed's hill, British victory, they lost half their men.Colonists gained confidence
Washington Crossing the Delaware(Victory at Trenton)
Surprise attach on the Hessians, first colonial victory
Battle of Saratoga
October 1777, turning point in the war, colonists won the battle, now allies with the French
Winter in Valley Forge
Washington's army camped here, brutal winter, few supplies, showed endurance of the army
War in the South
Change in tactics, led by Francis Merion, allowed new ways to attack British
Battle of Yorktown
October 1781, Washington defeated Cornwallis, final battle of American Revolution.
George Washington
Leader of the army, elected at the 2nd Continental Congress in May 1775.
Thomas Paine
Known for writing the document: Common Sense
Benjamin Franklin
Attended the 2nd Continental Congress, great thinker
Thomas Jefferson
Wrote the Declaration of Independence
John Adams
Nominated George Washington to be the Commander of the Army, presented the idea of an Army to the 2nd Continental Congress
Benedict Arnold
A traitor, was a patriot and during the war switched to the side of Great Britain.
Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1776)
Document signed by the members of the 2nd Continental Congress declaring independence from Great Britian.
Articles of Confederation, 1775
Document signed which was the United States of America's first attempt in establishing laws in the country
Constitution(written by James Madison), 1787
Document written in which is the foundation of laws for the government of the United States of America.
Bill of Rights, 1791
Document that added the first ten amendments to the US Constitution, guaranteeing citizens specific rights.
Common Sense
Document written by Thomas Paine that urged colonists to join the Patriot cause. Inspired to declare independence.
A formal written request signed by several people
A nation that has promised to help another nation in wartime (France helped the USA)
Guerrilla warfare
Unconventional tactics using the natural surroundings as an advantage in combat, often hit and run, or ambush
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