American Revolutionary War
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Battle of Trenton
Washington crossed the Delaware on Christmas and won this battle. This victory encouraged many volunteers to join the army.
Battle of Saratoga
American victory over British- was a turning point. This victory inspired France to lend more help.
Battle of Bunker Hill
First major battle of the Revolution. It showed that the Americans could hold their own, but the British were also not easy to defeat. Ultimately, the Americans were forced to withdraw, however, the British suffered more deaths.
Battle of Lexington and Concord
The first military "shots" of the Revolutionary War. British soldiers fired into a much smaller body of minutemen. Referred to as the "Shot Heard Round the World".
Battle of Yorktown
Last major battle of the Revolutionary War. Cornwallis and his troops surrendered October 19, 1781. Forced the British to surrender the war.
Member of a militia during the American Revolution who could be ready to fight in sixty seconds
a military force that is raised from the civil population to supplement a regular army in an emergency.
the American army during the American Revolution, made up of volunteers
a professional soldier hired by a foreign army- the British army hired many professional soldiers
a forcible overthrow of a government or social order in favor of a new system.
Commander of the Continental Army
Author of the Declaration of Independence
Common Sense by Thomas Paine
Powerful pamphlet urging the colonists to break free from the British who were trying to destroy colonies' natural rights. Power came from people, not kings.
British general who surrendered at Yorktown
Second Continental Congress
They organized the Continental Army, called on the colonies to send troops, selected George Washington to lead the army, and appointed the committee to draft the Declaration of Independence
Treaty of Paris
agreement signed by British and American leaders that stated the United States of America was a free and independent country
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