How did the Continental Army struggle during the early years of the American Revolution?
A divided population, few soldiers, short enlistments, few military supplies, little military training, little military experience, starved, froze, suffered from disease
What fort did Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold capture to get artillery for the Continental Army?
What battle did Israel Putnam say "don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes" because America was running out of ammo?
What city was General Howe sent to capture in an attempt to win the war in one big battle?
New York City
Whose famous last words of "I regret that I have only one life to lose for my country" inspired the Continental army after their defeat in Long Island?
What battle did George Washington lead the Continental Army across the Delaware River Christmas night 1776, surprise attack the Hessians and gain a much needed morale boost?
Where did the Continental Army spend the second winter of the American Revolution suffering, freezing and starving?
Who volunteered in the Continental Army and used his own money to buy warm clothes for the soldiers at Valley Forge?
Marquis de Lafayette
Who trained the Continental Army at Valley Forge and made it a more organized fighting force?
Baron von Steuben
What did Britain want to gain control of in Albany, New York to divide the New England Colonies from the rest?
What battle was the turning point of the American Revolution and led to France to become an American ally?
Who earned the nickname "Swamp Fox" by leading a band of Guerrillas that harassed the British during their "Southern Campaign?"
Who was sent by Washington in 1780 to slow Cornwallis by leading him on an exhausting chase throughout the southern backcountry?
What was the last major battle of the Revolutionary War that convinced Britain the war was too difficult and costly to pursue?
What treaty ended the Revolutionary War, gave America independence and allowed Americans to move west?
Treaty of Paris 1783
How did America win the Revolutionary War?
Motivation, George Washington, Foreign Aid and War Location
What persuaded colonists independence was sensible and key to a brighter American future?
Whose Enlightenment Theory said all men are created equal and have unalienable rights, governments are created by the people and get their power from the people to protect the rights of the people; and if a government fails to protect the rights of the people, the people have the right to alter or abolish the government?
Who did most of the work and therefore gets most of the credit for writing the Declaration of Independence?