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Battles of Lexington and Concord
The battles of Lexington and Concord initiated the Revolutionary War between the American colonists and the British. On April 19, 1775, the first shots were fired in Lexington, starting the war. The battles resulted in a British retreat to Boston
Battle of Bunker Hill
First major battle of the Revolutions. 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 after running out of ammunition, and Bunker Hill was in British hands. However, the British suffered more deaths.
Declaration of Independence
1776 statement, issued by the Second Continental Congress, explaining why the colonies wanted independence from Britain.
crossing the Delaware
In December 1776 Washington secretly led his troops across the Delaware River to launch a surprise attack on the Hessian troops guarding Trenton and took most of them prisoner.
Place where Washington's army spent the winter of 1777-1778, a 4th of troops died here from disease and malnutriton, Steuben comes and trains troops
Battle of Cowpens
An overwhelming victory by American Revolutionary forces under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan, in the Southern campaign of the American Revolutionary War.
Battle of Yorktown
Last major battle of the Revolutionary War. Cornwallis and his troops were trapped in the Chesapeake Bay by the American colonists and French fleet. He was sandwiched between the French navy and the American army. He surrendered October 19, 1781.
The legislative assembly composed of delegates from the rebel colonies who met during and after the American Revolution
Colonists who wanted independence from Britain
Colonists who supported the British government during the American Revolution
General George Washington
Commander in Chief of the Continental Army. Brilliantly led America to victory and freedom in the American Revolution. Became 1st US president
Women and children who followed the Continental Army during the American Revolution, providing vital services such as cooking and sewing in return for rations.
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