Battle of Bunker Hill 5 Ws

Updated: 3/29/2017
Battle of Bunker Hill 5 Ws
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Battle of Bunker Hill Facts- 5 Ws who what when where why graphic organizers

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  • WHY?
  • WHO?
  • WHAT?
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought for tactical position in defending and controlling Boston. As the British attempted to, and successfully, sieged Boston, colonial forces inflicted heavy damage and instilled in themselves a new air of confidence.
  • For the British, General Thomas Gage and General Clinton solidified themselves as tough, tactful leaders. For the colonial forces, William Prescott and Dr. Joseph Warren emerged as heroes, although Dr. Warren would lose his life.
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill was an early decisive battle in the American Revolution. Colonial forces fortified themselves atop Bunker Hill, where they unsuccessfully defended themselves from constant British attack in their attempt to siege Boston.
  • WHERE?
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill (Breeds Hill)
  • WHEN?
  • The battle took place on Bunker Hill, although most fighting also occurred on Breed's Hill in Charlestown, Massachusetts. It was seen as an integral geographic position in defending and controlling the city of Boston, Massachusetts.
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill took place on June 17th, 1775, just months after the fighting at Lexington and Concord. The battle itself lasted approximately one day.