Major Battle of the American Revolution Lexington/Concord Bunker Hill Trenton Saratoga AKA Freeman’s Farm Treaty of Alliance Guildford Courthouse Yorktown.

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<ul><li>Slide 1</li></ul> <p>Major Battle of the American Revolution Lexington/Concord Bunker Hill Trenton Saratoga AKA Freemans Farm Treaty of Alliance Guildford Courthouse Yorktown Treaty of Paris Slide 2 Lexington and Concord April 19, 1775 British went to arrest Sam Adams and John Hancock in Lexington members of the Sons of Liberty Then they would march to Concord to capture militia weapons that had been stored there they didnt find much because the women had hidden them in stacks of hay and in fresh plowed fields Militias near Lexington were told to be ready at the beat of the drum Paul Reveres (Samuel Prescotts) famous midnight ride describes the events leading up to these battles Slide 3 Bunker Hill June 16, 1775 -The British took possession of both Breeds Hill and Bunker Hill. -They had won the battle, but at a terrible cost: out of 2,200 troops, 268 British soldiers and officers had been killed; another 828 were wounded. -The Americans also suffered heavy casualties with 115 killed and 305 wounded. -The British armys military victory at the battle of Bunker Hill was a moral victory for the colonists, however. Colonists throughout America realized that the conflict was no longer just a rebellion of Bostonians and other Massachusetts colonists against British occupation. -They had proved to themselves that, united, they had the ability and the character to confront the superior force of the British army. The cost of British victory was so great that serious doubts were raised about English leadership; many now understood that war with the colonies would be hard, long, and expensive to both sides. Slide 4 Battle of Trenton December 26, 1776 The Continental Army, led by General George Washington, crossed the Delaware in December 1776, and headed for the enemy's barracks in Trenton, where the Patriots defeated Hessian mercenaries. On January 2, a second battle was fought that held back the British, while the main Continental forces marched to Princeton. The battle of Trenton marks a turning point in the war in America's favor. George Washingtons Socks discusses the crossing of the Delaware, the march to this battle and events during! Slide 5 Turning Point of the American Revolution: Battle of Saratoga October 13, 1777 - AKA Freemans Farm -The Loyalists plan was to cut New England and New York off from the rest of the Colonies by capturing the Hudson River -Local farmers came to aid the Continental Army -Patriot Victory and a turning point in the AR showing that the Americans could defeat a large British force! Slide 6 Treaty of Alliance 1777 After the Patriot victory over British forces at Saratoga After the Patriot victory over British forces at Saratoga France decided to openly support the Americans France decided to openly support the Americans Wrote and signed the Treaty of Alliance telling America they supported them Wrote and signed the Treaty of Alliance telling America they supported them Slide 7 Guildford Courthouse March 1781 Bloody battle at Guildford Court House in North Carolina Bloody battle at Guildford Court House in North Carolina Cost Cornwallis one-fourth of his men Cost Cornwallis one-fourth of his men British victory British victory Slide 8 Surrender: Battle of Yorktown October 17-19, 1781 Slide 9 -The British thought that If they moved quickly, the Americans and French might be able to trap Cornwallis' army at Yorktown. - On September 28, Washington and Rochambeau, along with Lafayette's troops and 3,000 of de Grasse's men, arrived at Yorktown. In all, there were approximately 17,000 men converging on Cornwallis' camp. The city was soon surrounded and under heavy fire. -On October 14, the Franco-American forces captured two major British redoubts. After a useless counterattack, Cornwallis offered to surrender on October 17. -On October 19, Cornwallis officially surrendered. -About 7,000 British troops became prisoners to the American forces after he surrendered - Last major battle of the American Revolution Slide 10 Treaty of Paris September 3, 1783 Peace talk was held in Paris where Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and John Lay were representatives for US Peace talk was held in Paris where Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and John Lay were representatives for US Recognized the independence of the United States Recognized the independence of the United States Land west of the Appalachians became part of the US Land west of the Appalachians became part of the US Florida was returned to Spain from British control Florida was returned to Spain from British control </p>

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