Major Battles

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  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    It was the first major battle of the war, the British won the battle and easily defeated the Patriots in Lexington. But in Concord the Patriots were able to push back the British.
  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill
    The Battle of Bunker Hill was considered a victory for the British because they were able to make the colonists retreat. But in another sense the colonists won because they killed hundreds of British soldiers.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    This battle was another successful victory for the Continental Army because they were able to halt the British and defeat them. This showed that the colonies were a fighting force.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    It was a battle that resulted in the defeat of thousands of Hessians by the hands of George Washington and the Continental Army after they rode across the Delaware River.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    This was the final battle of the Revolutionary War and it ended with the British surrendering to America. This would lead to America claiming Independence from Britain.