American Revolution

  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    Massachusetts milita ambushed the British after Paul Revere's famous line "The British are coming!" This is a turning point because this allowed the nature of the war to change from rebellion towards taxes to defending themselves. Paul Revere was a leader in telling everyone that the British were preparing to attack.
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill

    The Battle of Bunker Hill
    Colonists saw ,in this battle, that working together can get them very far. This is a turning point because this is when the colonists realized what they were actually up against and what they were really fighting for. Leadership lies with Britain in which they won this battle by sending in 2,200 troops; however, they lost at a grave cost. They lost over 1,300 of them. The Thirteen colonies had France as an alliance and that allowed them to fight harder.
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    American Revolurion Turning Points in Battles

  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    The Battle of Trenton was a change in momentum, because Britain fell significantly hard after this battle, shifting the Thirteen colonies into having much more power in the war. Leadership was held in the hands of George Washington who led this battle and across the Delaware. Although it wasn't an alliance, rebels in the colonies were no longer afraid to fight after that victory.
  • Battle of Oriskany

    Battle of Oriskany
    Certain colonies noticed important landmarks that couldv'e been attack grounds so they protected themselves by waiting for an attack. When Britain and their forces came to fight, they surrendered thinking they would lose. This is a turning point because they were smart enough to plan out Britain's moves. Leadership in this battle shows that Britain's side were smart enough to leave when they knew it wouldn't be wise to fight. Britain had help/an alliance from Tories and Germany.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The Battle of Saratoga was the turning point that lead to the end of the war. In this battle, Britain surrendered their arms and had lost a fair amount of their troops. Leadership in this battle shows that the British were wise enough to see that they would lose and they didn't have to lose any more men than they already have.