The American Revolution

The American Revolution

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  • The Battle of Brooklyn
  • Keep shooting them! We're going to lose Brooklyn to the British!
  • I'm scared! I want my mommy!
  • Trenton and Princeton
  • Alright guys. We have 9/10 of the way to walk. It's only 300 more miles. Come on!
  • My face is freezing!
  • The Battle of Saratoga
  • You foolish Americans! Let us through!
  • William Howe's army gained control over New York City and the Hundson River due to their victory in the Battle of Brooklyn. This was the first major battle after the Declaration od Independence was announced. 
  • Winter at Valley Forge
  • The weather is cold and snowy! We are low on food supply, and disease is spreading like wildfire! We are in big trouble!
  • During the two battles, American soldiers had difficulty overcoming the bitter cold weather, however, they fought hard and won both battles. As a result, many soldiers were inspired and re-enlisted in the army.
  • The Southern Campaign: Guilford Courthhouse
  • Oh how dreadful! I've lost so many men today!
  • While on his way to Ft. Ticonderoga, General John Burgoyne's troops encountered the American army led by Horatio Gates. The British were able to fight through Gate's soldiers, however, began another battle a month later, where they lost. The battle of Saratoga was a crucial victory for Americans because it established more foreign allies. 
  • The Battle/Siege of Yorktown
  • Run guys! The French and Patriots are coming after us!
  • During the winter of 1778, Washington decided to camp at Valley Forge due to the harsh weather. He wanted to train the soldiers during their stay at Valley Forge, however, had to deal with food shortage and diseases. On the bright side, Washington was able to motivate his troops.
  • The Battle of Guilford Courthouse on March 15, 1781, led the British to lose a significant amount of soldiers. This was one of the many major turning points in the war. 
  • In the Battle of Yorktown, the French and American Patriots trapped General Cornwallis and his men in their Yorktown base. Cornwallis later surrendered and this resulted to be the last battle of the American Revolution. 
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