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  1. Battles of the American Revolution Recap

  2. Battle of Long Island-1776 • British Victory  • Nathan Hale becomes a hero! • “My only regret is that I have but one life to give to my country!”

  3. Battle of Trenton-1777 • American victory! • G.W. leads the Americans in a surprise attack against the British! • Christmas Day ambush! • Capture over 900 Hessians!

  4. Battle of Saratoga-1777 • Turning point of the war! • Americans block the British Three Prong Attack on NY

  5. BonhommeRich vs. the Serapis-1779 • American victory – naval battle --- say what!? • John Paul Jones becomes hero! • “I have not yet begun to fight!”

  6. Battle of Camden -1780 • British Victory! • Gen. Gates puts inexperienced young soldiers in front line.

  7. Battle of Yorktown- 1781 • Last battle of the American Revolution • British surrender- General Cornwallis • French alliances show up ;)

  8. Treaty of Paris, 1783 • Official end to the American Revolution