After the battle of Bunker Hill, who was named Commander of the Continental Army?
January 1776 Published in 1776, this pamphlet by Thomas Paine, challenged the authority of the British government and the royal monarchy. It spoke to the common people of America and was the first work to openly ask for independence from Great Britain.
March 1776 Under George Washington’s direction, Colonel Henry Knox placed a cannon in position near Boston Harbor. What was the effect of this action?
The British left Boston Harbor and headed to Halifax in Canada. Meanwhile, Colonel Knox brought more canons to Boston to prepare for their return
July 4, 1776 What important document was approved by Congress?
August 1776 When the British navy returned from Canada, the first major battle happened in what location?
September 1776 After being captured as a spy, and then hanged by the British, this person said these famous words, “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."
December 25, 1776 This surprise attack was a major victory for George Washington. Where did it take place?
September and October 1777 These battles were crucial victories for the Patriots. Many British soldiers were killed and over 5000 were taken prisoner. It was a turning point in the war. Where did this take place?
Fighting on horseback, this person received a wound in his leg during the second battle of Saratoga, and was considered a hero.
After the Americans won the battle of Saratoga, this country decided to send money,soldiers and a navy to help defeat the British.
November 1777 How did the British gain an advantage by capturing Philadelphia?
They were able to rest during the winter in warm buildings, and had good food supplies.
Where was George Washington’s army while the British were resting comfortably in Philadelphia?
He taught the Continental soldiers how to handle their weapons and trained them how to fight in battles.
They thought there were more loyalists there, and hoped they would join the British cause, which would help end the war sooner.
When the war moved south, this person changed sides to help the British, and became known as a traitor to the Americans.
This commander of the Continental army used a strategy of “wearing out” the British troops by having them chase after his troops and then losing a short battle to them.
After running out of supplies, the British General Cornwallis, went to meet up with British ships in this location.
True or False There were more battles after Yorktown.