Lexington & Concord Massachusetts British LEADER: major john Pitcairn April, 1775
The British leader wanted to disarm the Americans not engage in battle. Unfortunately as the British advanced a shot was fired. This is important because the Americans rebelled against the rule of great Britain. After many battles the colonists were finally able to gain their freedom and become independent.
Bunker Hill American LEADER: Colonel William Prescott Massachusetts British LEADER: None Stated June, 1775
The British had to charge up the hill to reach them. It took three attempts until they successfully captured the hill. They lost many lives , but successful captured bunker hill. This is important because bunker hill was overlooking the city. High ground made it easier to shoot people from which was just what the British wanted.
Trenton American LEADER: George Washington New Jersey British LEADER: William Howe December, 1776
George Washington had many problems but some advantages one including they’re fighting on familiar land unlike the British. A Hessian commander reviewed warning messages about the Americans coming but decided to ignore it resulting in William Howe making his soldiers retreat. The importance in the battle is the Hessian's troops got defeated by Washington's raid across the Delaware river. The American were happy about the easy win due to the HessianS.
Valley Forge American LEADER: George Washington Pennsylvania British LEADER: Henry Clinton Winter 1777-78
General Henry Clinton and the joined native Americans planned to invade the frontier. Unfortunately George Rogers Clark heard about the plans. With this they led a surprise attack on one of the British bases. Valley forge is important because its where The Continental Army camped and, trained through the winter.It's also the birth of the American Army. The Americans finally became a true fighting unit.
Women’s Roles in the Revolution Entire War important PEOPLE:Mercy Otis Warren Abigail Adams Sybil Ludington
Mercy Otis Warren contribute in an outspoken boycott. Abigail Adams freely voiced about liberty,independence, women’s rights, and a new government. Sybil Ludington rode 40 miles to alert the British were planning an attack on the supplies. These actions didn’t give women equal right. Though it did show how helpful women could be even when risky. This is important because it is the start of women trying to earn equal rights. It's also important to show how women contributed into the war without being noticed.
Hardship & Challenges important PEOPLE: Washington George Rogers Clark 1777
George Washington helped the Americans became a united well trained, experienced, Army. He was also the one who brought all these people together from the beginning and carried it on until they were a united aRmy. George Rogers Clark was the one who warned the Army about an invade. The Americans became a united Army and lead an attack on one of the British bases. This is important because this is where a united Army was created. This is also a period of harsh time such as training in the winter time.