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Arts and Humanities
History of the Americas
Terms in this set (41)
was the first united states president
was first Continental Army commander
a professional soldier hired to fight for a foreign country
an overall plan of action
Battles Of Saratoga
a series of conflicts
an ally is a country that agrees to help another country achieve a common goal
Marquis de Lafayette
was a 19 year old French nobleman who volunteered to serve in Washington's army.
long steel knives attached to guns
to leave a military duty without intending to return
a privately owned ship that a wartime government gives permission to attack an enemy's merchant ships
who was the son of a free African-American sail maker
John Paul Jones
an officer who won the most famous sea battle
a British general
are small bands of fighters who weaken the enemy with surprise raids and hit and run attacks
a person who opposed war
Battle of Yorktown
the American and French troops bombarded Yorktown with cannon fire turning buildings to rubber
Treaty of Paris
this ended the Revolutionary war
this idea stated that instead of a king people would rule
sued for her freedom in a Massachusetts
helped to start the Free African Society
What motives led African Americans to fight for the British?
The British promised to free them
How did women help he American war effort?
The women helped the war, by they cooked , did laundry, nursed the sick or wounded. Few women even helped fight.
What events led to the British defeat at Saratoga?
The surprise attacks by the Americans.
What foreign countries helped America and how?
Several military officers came to Washington's aid, including men from France, Poland, and the German States. They helped by volunteering to serve.
What were conditions like at Valley Forge
The ground was frozen and the barefoot men left tracks of blood on the floor.
What two Southern parts did the British capture?
The two southern parts they captured were the Savannah and Charlestown.
How did America's ally France contribute to the victory at Yorktown?
The French troops bombarded Yorktown with cannon fire.
What land did the United States acquire from Britain as a result of The Treaty of Paris?
It boundaries would be the Mississippi River on the west, Canada on the north, and Spanish and Florida on the South.
What three states outlawed slavery after the war?
Vermont, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts.
How did George Washington help the Patriots in The American Revolution?
He organized and commanded the Continental Army
What is an example of a strategy?
The British plan to cut off New England from the other states
an example of a rendezvous planned during the Revolution was?
A meeting of three British armies at Albany, New York.
The turning point for the American Revolution was?
The defeat of the British army at the Battles of Saratoga
A Jewish immigrant from Poland who spied on the British in New York in 1776.
Nicknamed Molly Pitcher because she cried water to tired soldiers during the war.
The British general who arrived in New York in July, 1776, and later defeated the Americans at the Battle of Brandywine.
The political writer who wrote a series called " The American Crisis."
nicknamed "Gentleman Johnny", I captured Fort Ticonderoga
Mohawk chief who tried to convince the Iroquois to fight for the British.
American general who tricked the British at Fort Stanwix but later betrayed his country.
Polish engineer who designed fortifications to protect American soldiers at Bemis Heights
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