Revolutionary War

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  • The Battle of Lexington

    The Battle of Lexington
    America had taken British weapons and was hiding them in Concord. About 80 Lexington militiamen were lined up outside waiting for a sign of British troops. Paul Revere had warned them that British troops were coming. Finally the British came and there was going to be no shooting, but an unknown shot was shot, so everyone began shooting at eachother. The British won.
    *In this photo there is a statue of Captain John Parker, an American leader during the Battle of Lexington.
  • Battle of Concord

    Battle of Concord
    The British won at Lexington and were on their way to Concord. Concord had been warned by Dr.Samuel Prescott around midnight on April 19. Church bells rang and Minutemen were summoned. The British wanted to get the guns and cannons that were being stored at Concord. THey want to steal them and destroy some.The Minutemen and other men marched towards the redcoats and fought, America winning.
    *In this photo: British reenactors at the Concord Battlefield in Massachussetts getting ready.
  • Fort Ticonderoga

    Fort Ticonderoga
    After the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the Americans and British were in war. The British wanted to capture Fort Ticonderoga because of it's large supply of artillerly that they wanted. The Americans ended up winning and they kept the fort, *In this photo: This is a birds-eye view of Fort Ticonderoga, which is a tourist attraction today.
  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill
    In this battle the British wanted to control the Charlestown peninsula between the Charles and Mystic Rivers. The Americans got the news and thought quickly. Breeds and Bunker hill were high and from them you could see Boston and the harbor. General Prescott, of the Americans, took 1,200 of his men and fortified Breed's hill over night. When the British woke up they started to shoot, and eventually, the Americans won.
    *In this photo: This is a map of Bunker and Breed hill, where they fought,
  • Battle of Quebec

    Battle of Quebec
    This battle was fought because America wanted to get Canadians to become Patriots and to get Quebec. General Montgomery and Benedict Arnold led a force of 1,200 men and they tried to fight the British. General Montgomery died and Benedict Arnold was wounded, and the British kept bring in troops by sea, so the Americans surrendered. The British lost men, money, and guns. *In this photo: General Montgomery is falling down because he was shot.
  • Siege of Boston

    Siege of Boston
    In the Siege of Boston the Americans wanted Boston back so they attacked Boston. They kept fighting until the British troops sailed away to safety, so the Americans won and got Boston back.
    • In this photo: An engraving depicting the end of the Siege of Boston on March 17, 1776