Significant battles of the Revolutionary war

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  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    This was the first battle of the relation revolutionary war. It was fought in Massachusetts. The British troops moved from Boston toward Lexington and Concord to seize colonist military supplies. The colonists lost this battle and it was a major victory and it displayed to the British and King George III that unjust behavior would not be tolerated in America.
  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill
    This battle the patriots sought to delay a British attack but they actually provoked one. The British won the battle of Bunker Hill. They defeated the Americans in Massachusetts.
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    Significant Events

  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    This battle is a crucial turning point in the revolutionary war for the continental army. The British surrendered and the patriots won. This victory convinced potential foreign partners such as France that Americans could win the war.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    For this battle to take place general George Washington’s army had to cross the Delaware on Christmas day. They fought two crucial battles. Washington’s army defeated Asian mercenaries before with withdrawing.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    This battle was the last major battle of the American Revolution and the start of new nations independence. Cornwallis surrendered to Washington and also Washington was elected as a great leader and eventually the first President of the United States.