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American Revolution People, Events, Etc


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Freidrich von Steuben
What was the name of the Prussian (German) officer who helped train Washington's troops to march and drill?
Paul Revere
One night in April 1775, over 40 riders spread out around Boston to warn the Patriots that the British soldiers were marching out of Boston. William Dawes, ..... and Samuel Prescott all rode out that night.
After the first shots of the American Revolution were fired, which colonial city was besieged by 15,000-20,000 Patriots?
George Washington
Who did the Continental Congress appoint to be the Commander of the Continental Army?
Bunker Hill
What was the name of the battle that was fought near Boston on June 16, 1775? The British advanced and retreated twice, and finally succeeded on the third attack. However, of the 2,000 British soldiers, 1,000 were killed or wounded. This was the bloodiest battle of the war. This is the battle where Patriot Colonel William Prescott famously shouted, "Don't fire 'til you see the whites of their eyes!"
Common Sense
What was the name of Thomas Paine's pamphlet? According to the pamphlet, the colonists did not owe the British anything and he said it was time for the colonies to separate from Britain. This pamphlet convinced many colonists to support the Patriot cause.
Which three foreign allies supported the Patriots during the American Revolution? Spain, the Netherlands and ____________________
The Declaration of Independence states that the purpose of government is to secure peoples' natural ____________________ and liberties.
Declaration of Independence
What is the document that states, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
Valley Forge
Where did George Washington & the Continental spend the winter of 1777-1778? They had little food, uniforms or supplies and many became sick with dysentery and smallpox.
Francis Marion
What is the name of the American who was known as the "Swamp Fox" because he would harass the British with hit and run raids & disappear into the swamps?
Where was the last battle of the American Revolution fought? This is where the British General Cornwallis' army surrendered to the Patriots after being surrounded by Patriot and French troops and ships.
Which group believed the taxes placed on the colonists were fair because the colonists paid far less in taxes?
Which group believed the taxes placed on the colonists were unfair because the colonists had cleared the land, lost family members to Indian raids, etc?
Thomas Jefferson
Who was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence?
Was this a disadvantage for the British or Patriots? "The 3,000-miles between England & the colonies, which made sending communication, troops, & supplies slow & costly."
Was this an disadvantage for the British or Patriots? "They had an army that was poorly organized and untrained."