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Revolutionary War Test Study Guide
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What was the 2nd Continental Congress?
When representatives from the colonies met in Philidelphia, PA and agreed that the colonies should prepare for war.
When did the 2nd Continental Congress take place?
May 10, 1775
What needed to be done to prepare for the Revolutionary War?
Form an army
Who was named commander in chief (lead general) of the American (Colonial) army?
What did Congress ask the colonies to do to prepare for the Revolutionary War?
Give money to pay for supplies for the army
What advantages did the British army have over the Colonial army?
more experienced soldiers, more money, more weapons and amunition, more medical supplies, more clothing/uniforms, larger army, navy (water focused military ability), German soldiers were also hired to help (Hessians)
How was the British army at a disadvantage compared to the Colonial army?
3,000 miles away from home/England so they had to wait a long time to receive supplies, they weren't familiar with the land, were only used to fighting on flat land and in good weather
What advantages did the Colonial army have over the British army?
strong reason to fight, they were united by their strong desire for freedom, they knew their land better, had better leaders
How was the Colonial army at a disadvantage compared to the British army?
they had little military training, couldn't raise enough money for enough food and supplies to last for very long, many soldiers did not have guns, they were outnumbered by the opposition
There were 6 major battles of the Revolutionary War, Name them in order
Battle of Bunker Hill (Boston, Massachusetts - June 17, 1775)
Battle of Trenton (Trenton, NJ - December 25, 1776)
Battle of Saratoga (Saratoga, NY - Sept 19 - Oct 17, 1777)
Valley Forge (Winter of 1777)
Battle of Kettle Creek (Augusta, GA - Feb 14, 1779)
Battle of Yorktown (Yorktown, VA - Aug - Oct 19, 1781)
Describe the events of the Battle of Bunker Hill which took place in Boston, MA on June 17, 1775
Colonists positioned on top of the hill, built earthworks to hide behind; British rushed the hill twice without success; on the 3rd attempt- colonists ran out of ammunition and retreated
What was the outcome of the Battle of Bunker Hill?
British lost many men, but won battle; British realized that colonists were going to fight hard; Colonists knew they could win if they fought wisely
Describe the events of the Battle of Trenton which took place in Trenton, NJ on December 25, 1776
Hessians were surprised by Washington's troops; Due to surprise attack, Hessians were forced to surrender (in their underwear)
What was the outcome of the Battle of Trenton?
Continental Army won and gained hope; Over 900 Hessians surrendered; Colonists took guns and ammunition
Describe the events of the Battle of Saratoga which took place in Saratoga, NY on Sept 19 - Oct 17, 1777
British try to cut the colonies into 2 parts; Didn't work because one army never arrived, one arrived late, one was easily defeated; France sent ships and soldiers to help colonists
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