Revolutionary War Events
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Battle of Saratoga, Treaty of Paris 1783, Battle of Yorktown, Battles at Lexington and Concord, Battle of Bunker Hill, Battle of Trenton
Battles at Lexington and Concord
Battle of Bunker Hill
Battle of Trenton
Battle of Saratoga
The Battle of Bunker hill took place on Breed's Hill. The Patriots attacked Fort Ticonderoga in order to retrieve supplies for their troops. The British had to attack from the bottom of the hill climbing uphill. The Patriots eventually ran out of ammunition and were forced to retreat. The British won the battle, but at a devastating cost. The British lost about double the amount of men that the Patriots lost. This battle proved that the Patriots could take on the British.
Battle of Yorktown
Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware River in December at night. New Jersey was left in the hands of the Hessians- German mercenaries. The Hessians were fast asleep due to celebrating the holiday the night before. The Patriots victory was crucial in winning the war. This was because without a convincing victory, nobody would want to re-enlist in the military.
Treaty of Paris of 1783
The British generals Burgoyne and Howe split up with their troops and while Howe captured Philadelphia, Burgoyne went to capture Fort Ticonderoga. After Burgoyne captured Ticonderoga, he headed towards Albany through the dense forest. The Patriots hid and shot at them the entire march toward Albany. Burgoyne only made it to Saratoga before being surrounded and having to surrender.
The Treaty of Paris was a treaty that divided land between the British and the Patriots/Americans. The treaty also recognized the United States' independence from England. The treaty officially ended the Revolutionary War.
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