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Chapter 6 - Section 3


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Battle of Long Island
George Washington and his army are badly beaten at this battle on August 27, 1776. Sorely outnumbered and surrounded at Brooklyn Heights, the 9,500 troops that survived retreated under cover of night across the East River to Manhattan.
William Howe
British General fought General Washington in New York and New Jersey
George Washington
Commander of the Continental Army
Nathan Hale
a soldier of the American Revolution who was hanged as a spy by the British, a soldier of the American Revolution who was hanged as a spy by the British, famous quote:, "i only regret that i have but one life to lose for my country"
Battle of Trenton
On Christmas day at night 1776, Washington's soldiers began crossing the Deleware River. The next morning, they suprise attacked the British mercenaries which were Hessians.
Battle of Princeton
A week after the Battle at Trenton, Washington left a few men to tend some campfires and fool the enemy again. He quietly marched his army to Princeton, where they suprised and beat a British force. New Jersey turned Patriot. This battle helped the American morale.
General Charles Cornwallis
British general at Princeton preparing counterattack on the Patriots after Battle of Trenton
General John Burgoyne
British general in the American Revolution who captured Fort Ticonderoga but lost the battle of Saratoga in 1777.
Battle of Saratoga
Turning point of the American Revolution in September 1777. It was very important because it convinced the French to give the U.S. military support. It lifted American spirits, ended the British threat in New England by taking control of the Hudson River, and, most importantly, showed the French that the Americans had the potential to beat their enemy, Great Britain.
nation that works with another nation for a common purpose
Valley Forge
Place where Washington's army spent the winter of 1777-1778, a 4th of troops died here from disease and malnutriton, Steuben comes and trains troops
Frederick Von Steuben
Prussian drillmaster brought into whip Washington's troops into fighting shape during their winter at Valley Forge
Marquis de Lafayette
French soldier who served under George Washington in the American Revolution
Benjamin Franklin
American patriot, writer, printer, and inventor. During the Revolutionary War he persuaded the French to help the colonists.
Martha Washington
Wife of President George Washingtonwho assisted the Continental Army during the American Revolution.