You soldiers better get to work! Unless you don't want to take over New York City and the Hudson River!
Trenton and Princeton
We are planning to surprise the British with our attack. They will never see us this way!
Battle of Saratoga
In this slide, General William Howe (not shown) yells at his soldiers to get to work, as the reason the Battle of Brooklyn was fought was that the British wanted to capture NYC and the Hudson. This was also the first major battle after the Declaration of Independence.
Cold... So cold...
In the battles of Trenton and Princeton, the Americans made surprise attacks in both of the battles (although the second attempt was found out). This picture is meant to depict that. These battles motivated soldiers to re-enlist.
Fighting broke out between the Americans and British when Burgoyne wanted to continue heading south. A big problem was that Horatio Gates' troops were positioned in a line where they were heading, blocking their path. The British had to fight.
Battle of Yorktown
Oh say, can you see?...
Soldiers in this battle had to last the dreadfully cold winter being trained. The weather was cold, wet, and snowy. There was little food, and they lived in cold, damp, and crowded log cabins that were full of diseases like smallpox.
In the battle of Guilford Courthouse, once again, the British and Patriots fought in cold harsh weather conditions. Because of these harsh weather conditions, the Patriots sent the weaker troops first to avoid weakening the stronger troops.
This battle was the one in which America gained its freedom, and was the last in the American Revolution. It led to the surrender of the war.