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Revolutionary War 1775-1783

  • Battle of Lexington/ Concord

    Battle of Lexington/ Concord
    The Battles of Lexington and Concord is named to be the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. For the colonists, 49 were killed, 39 were wounded, and five were missing. For the British, 73 were killed, 174 were wounded, and 26 were missing. This battle is significant because it is the first battle of the revolutionary war it gave the colonist confidence that they could win more wars because they won this one.
  • Battle of Fort Ticonderoga

    Battle of Fort Ticonderoga
    the Battle of Fort Ticonderoga was the very first American victory of the Revolutionary War, and would give the Continental Army artillery to be used in future battles. The battle of Fort Ticonderoga is important because it served as a morale booster and provided key artillery for the Continental Army in that first year of war.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The British defeated the Americans at the Battle of Bunker Hill in Massachusetts. Even though it is often referred to as the battle of Bunker Hill, most of the fighting occurred on nearby Breed's Hill. The battle was significant because it was the first major battle and a thought out victory by the British and a more serious experience.
  • Common sense

    Common sense
    Common sense was a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775–1776 advocating independence from Great Britain to people in the Thirteen Colonies. Also, it had the largest sale of any book published in American history. The significance of this book is that Paine reached out to the logic and hearts of many people. It also made them more ready to fight for their independence.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was the first formal statement by the nation’s people giving them the right to choose their own government. It was also written by Thomas Jefferson. Now, we celebrate July 4th, as Independence day. The significance is that it contains 3 sections which are a general statement of natural rights, a list of grievances against the British King, and the the declaration of independence from England.
  • Battle of Long Island

    Battle of Long Island
    This battle was a military action of the American Revolutionary War fought at the western edge of Long Island which is known as Brooklyn New York in present day. The battle significant because it was part of a British campaign to seize control of New York and isolate new England from the rest of the colonies.
  • Washington Crosses the Delaware

    Washington Crosses the Delaware
    Patriot General George Washington crosses the Delaware River with 5,400 troops, hoping to surprise a Hessian force celebrating Christmas at their winter quarters in Trenton New Jersey. The importance of this is that Washington hoped that a quick victory at Trenton would encourage more men to join the ranks of the Continentals for the coming new year.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    The battle was fought between the Americans against the Hessians and British troops after the Americans lost the battle in New York and were forced to retreat through New Jersey. The significance of the conflict was that the Hessian army was crushed in Washington's raid across the Delaware River and the Americans were invigorated by the easy defeat of the British Hessian forces.
  • Battle of Princeton

    Battle of Princeton
    This battle was fought near Princeton and ended in a small victory for the colonials. Forty Patriots and 275 British soldiers died during the Battle of Princeton. The significance of this battle was that the British lost control of New Jersey and retreated to New York.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    It included two crucial battles, fought eighteen days apart, and was a conclusive victory for the Continental Army and a crucial turning point in the Revolutionary War. This battle is significant because it convinced the French to give the U.S. military support.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    General George Washington moved the Continental Army to their winter quarters at Valley Forge. By the time the army marched into Valley Forge on December 19, they were suffering not only from cold, hunger, and fatigue, but from low morale in the wake of the disastrous Philadelphia Campaign. The importance of this is that Washington inspired the soldiers through his own resilience and sense of duty.
  • Treaty of Amity and Commerce/ Treaty of Alliance

    Treaty of Amity and Commerce/ Treaty of Alliance
    The Treaty of Amity and Commerce recognized the United States as an independent nation and encouraged trade between France and America. While The treaty of Alliance was a defensive alliance between France and the United States of America. It was significant because The Treaty of Amity and Commerce acknowledged the United states to be an independent nation. The importance of the Treaty of Alliance was that it provided for a military alliance against Great Britain
  • Battle of Charleston

    Battle of Charleston
    This battle was when Americans suffered their worst defeat of the revolution.The significance of this battle was that the British gained control of the South and the Americans lost many soldiers due to the surrender.
  • Battle of Springfield

    Battle of Springfield
    This battle was a crucial turning point of the War for Independence. Some observers at the time said it was more like a Civil War. The British and new Jersey loyalist burned all four houses in the Springfield village. This is significant because this battle marked the last invasion of the British into New Jersey.
  • Battle of Camden, SC

    Battle of Camden, SC
    This battle was a major victory for the British. It was also was one of several devastating defeats suffered by the Americans in the early stages of the British military offensive in the South. This battle was significant because It was the worst American defeat in the field and left the British in temporary control of the southern colonies.
  • Battle of Cowpens

    Battle of Cowpens
    This battle was a turning point in the war’s Southern campaign. Also, the Continental Army defeated the British in a decisive victory at Cowpens. The significance is that The victory forced the British army to retreat and gave the Americans confidence that they could win the war. 12 Americans were killed and 60 wounded.
  • Battle of Kings Mountain

    Battle of Kings Mountain
    The Battle of Kings Mountain was a military engagement between Patriot and Loyalist militias in South Carolina which resulted in a decisive victory for the Patriots. The Tories suffered 157 killed, 163 wounded, and 698 captured while the Colonel Campbell's force suffered just 28 killed and 60 wounded. The significance of this battle was that it was the first major patriot victory to occur after the British invasion of Charleston.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    This war is considered the last major land battle of the American Revolutionary War. This defeat made Britain realize that it was not worth it to keep fighting in the war. The significance of the conflict was that Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington as French and American forces trapped the British at Yorktown.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    This was signed in Paris by representatives of King George III of Great Britain and representatives of the United States of America. This is significant because it officially ended the American Revolutionary War.