The Causes of the American Revolution Part 1

The Causes of the American Revolution Part 1

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  • The Battle of Brooklyn
  • Hoot...
  • The Battle of Trenton
  • The Americans are coming!
  • Yeah, yeah, whatever.
  • The Battle of Princeton
  • Those Americans seem a little quiet today... Have they moved camp?
  • Of course not! Their campfires are still lit! We can ambush them and defeat them once and for all!
  • The British had five times the amount of soldiers that the Americans had in the battle and the Americans lost terribly and were surrounded easily by the British. However, the British retreated. During the night, the American soldiers crept away with Washington leading them. The rain and fog that night helped conceal the Americans in their retreat.
  • The Battle of Saratoga
  • Haha! The French are definitely going to ally with us after they hear news of this! 
  • The Hessian Commander, Johann Rall, was notified that the Americans were marching their way. Johann Rall, however, disregarded the warning and were soon overwhelmed by Washington's army. They were captured and some were killed. After the victory, many members of the Continental Army stayed with Washington even after their military time expired.
  • The Winter at Valley Forge
  • George, what do we do?
  • The British wanted revenge for what the Americans had done to the Hessians and planned an attack on them. The Americans were able to retreat in time. To deceive the British into thinking that they had not moved, the Americans left their campfires lit and left the campsite.
  • The Battle/Siege of Yorktown
  • The Battle of Saratoga was another battle that proved to the French that the Americans stood a chance against the British. The victory from this battle led to an alliance between the Americans and the French.
  • Washington and his troops camped at Valley Forge during the winter allowing them to watch the British. The winter there was cold and his soldiers did not have shoes, their food supply was limited, and the log huts were crowded allowing disease to spread quickly, all of which caused death. Washington, seeing  smallpox as a big threat, created a way to vaccinate soldiers.
  • General Charles Cornwallis set up a fort in Yorktown and George Washington sent 4,000 French soldiers to trap Cornwallis under the command of General Rochambeau. Another group was sent that was led by Marquis De Lafayette.  Cornwallis, being surrounded by a total of 16,000 troops,  surrendered to the Americans and the French.
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