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CH 12 Colonies Become a Nation
Terms in this set (22)
Battle of Bunker Hill was important because
it showed that the colonists were going to put up a fight
Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army
Meaning of Independence
Importance of Ticonderoga
Colonists obtained much needed cannons
Writer of the Declaration of Independence
soldier hired to fight in another country's war
Importance of the Patriots' victory at Saratoga
Showed the British the colonists were capable of defeating them
Person that led the colonists to a victory at sea over the British Navy
John Paul Jones
Last battle of the American Revolution
Place were Washington's troops spent the winter of 1777 and lost many lives due to cold and starvation
Only battle fought west of the Appalachian Mountains
Who won at Lexington and Concord?
British were successful in Lexington and marched onto Concord, however in Concord colonists were successful in getting the British to retreat back to Boston.
Pamphlet written by Thomas Paine to encourage more colonists to want independence
Led the colonists to seize the cannons at Fort Ticonderoga and later become a traitor by fighting against the colonists
Led by Ethan Allen, the group that helped the colonists seize the cannons at Fort Ticondergoa
Green Mountain Boys
British General that lost at Saratoga
Was killed for spying FOR the Americans and said "I regret that I have but one life to lose for my country"
How George Rogers Clark tricked the British during the Frontier War to make it look like they were being attacked by many different bands of soldiers
Gave them each their own flag to appear that there were many different groups
British General who surrendered at Yorktown
River Washington crossed to attack the British at Trenton
When asked to surrender at sea, John Paul Jones said,
"I have not yet begun to fight!"
Persuaded by Benjamin Franklin, this country gave much needed aid to the colonists
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