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Title: The American Revolution

The American Revolution
  • 1775 1783
  • From Paul Revere to the
  • Treaty of Paris

  • Patriots A Simulation of the American
    Revolution. 2000.
  • Build Our Nation. 2000.
  • The American Revolutionary War A Timeline of
    Major Events. http//
  • General Mad Anthony Wayne. http//americanrevwa
  • George Rogers Clark. http//

Paul Reveres Ride p. 1 of 2
  • Date April 18, 1775
  • Who Paul Revere, William Dawes,
  • Dr. Samuel Prescott
  • Famous Silversmith, Paul Revere, rode through the
    New England countryside from Boston to Lexington
    to warn the American colonists that the British
    were coming. He didnt actually

Paul Reveres Ride p. 2 of 2
  • reach his destination because he was captured by
    British Redcoats, but one of his companions, Dr.
    Samuel Prescott, got the message through.
  • When the British arrived in Lexington, the
    American militia was ready.
  • Famous line The Regulars are coming!

The Battle of Lexington p. 1 of 2
  • Date April 19, 1775
  • In the Spring of 1775, British spies sent word to
    General Gage that the Minutemen were collecting
    weapons and storing them in Concord, a town about
    17 miles northwest of Boston. On April 18, Gage
    prepared to send about 800 soldiers to seize the
    weapons. They left Boston at dawn on April 19th.

Battle of Lexington p. 2 of 2
  • The two armies met on the Lexington Green
  • (an open area in the middle of town). The battle
    that followed was hardly a battle at all. Sixty
    minutemen faced about 250 of the best-trained
    soldiers in the world. No one knows who fired
    first, but when the firing had stopped, eight
    colonists lay dead.
  • Slogan The shot heard round the world!

Battle of Concord p. 1 of 2
  • April 19, 1775 right after the Battle of
  • After a victory cheer, the British marched on to
    Concord. Some soldiers were sent to secure the
    bridges others set out to destroy the supply of
    weapons. They never found the weapons.
  • Instead they ran into about 500 Minutemen. The
    two sides fought, and three British soldiers and
    two Minutemen were killed.
  • While the British were deciding what to do next,

Battle of Concord p. 2 of 2
  • --retreat or wait for more men word spread
    fast. Bells rang, alarm guns were fired, and
    riders thundered along country roads, spreading
    the word. Thousands of Patriots headed toward
  • The British finally decided to march back to
    Boston. For most of the 17-mile march, Minutemen
    shot at them from behind trees and stone walls.
    By the time the British troops staggered into
    Charlestown, they were beaten, bloody, and

Battle of Ft. Ticonderoga p. 1 of 2
  • May 10, 1775
  • Who Ethan Allen the Green Mountain Boys
  • Ft. Ticonderoga is a New York fort on the western
    shore of Lake Champlain that was originally a
    French fort, called Carillon, that was seized by
    the British in the French Indian War.
  • This fort was captured on May 10th by the
    Americans in their first official victory of
    the American Revolutionary War. The fort wasnt
    garrisoned well, but still held a stock of
    British weapons.

Ft. Ticonderoga p. 2 of 2
  • Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys, along
    with Benedict Arnold, captured the fort on May
    10, 1775. The capture stalled a planned British
    invasion from Canada and also helped the American
    troops to invade Canada themselves.
  • The British recaptured this fort in 1777, but
    abandoned it in 1780.

The 2nd Continental Congress p. 1 of 2
  • When May of 1775
  • Where Philadelphia, PA
  • The Second Continental Congress met in 1775, when
    the Revolutionary War had started. Things were
    going badly, and the armed forces were
    disorganized. The Continental Congress created
    the Continental Army and named George Washington
    as commander-in-chief.

The 2nd Continental Congressp. 2 of 2
  • The Congress continued through the summer.
  • Some of the delegates included John Hancock, John
    Adams, and Samuel Adams from Massachusetts.
    Benjamin Franklin was a delegate from
    Pennsylvania. George Washington, Richard Henry
    Lee, and Patrick Henry came from Virginia.

The Battle of Bunker Hill(fought on Breeds
Hill) p. 1 of 7
  • Date June 16, 1775
  • Charlestown across the Charles River from
    Boston (check out the map on p. 269 in the red
  • This was a two-day engagement between British
    forces under the command of General William Howe
    and the American forces under Colonel William

Battle of Bunker Hill p. 2 of 7
  • Two hills, Bunker Hill Breeds Hill, were
    located on a peninsula in Charlestown, near
    Boston. The Patriots had surrounded Boston on
    every side except Charlestown, so they decided to
    fortify, or strengthen, this peninsula.
  • One the night of June 16, one thousand Minutemen
    marched in the dark to Bunker Hill. Their
    commander, Colonel William Prescott, decided at
    the last minute to fortify nearby Breeds Hill
    instead, because it was closer to Boston.

Battle of Bunker Hill p. 3 of 7
  • The next morning the British saw what the
    colonists were up to on Breeds Hill. They
    ordered their warships to begin bombarding the
    hill with cannons. At the same time, they
    ferried thousands of soldiers across the river to
    form battle ranks at the base of the hill.
  • While they watched and waited, the Americans
    tried to control their fear. They kept repeating
    to themselves the order Colonel Prescott had
    given them Dont one of you fire until you see
    the whites of their eyes.

Battle of Bunker Hill p. 4 of 7
  • When the order finally came to shoot, the
    Patriots fire sent the line of British soldiers
    reeling. One British soldier who survived the
    battle later wrote that such a slaughter was,
    perhaps, never made upon British troops.
  • The British, with many soldiers killed or
    wounded, were forced to retreat. Within minutes
    they launched a second attack against the hill.

Battle of Bunker Hill p. 5 of 7
  • The Patriots beat them back a second time!
  • The British general sent his men up the hill a
    third time. Once again, the Patriots pushed back
    the British front line. But the soldiers kept
    moving forward until the Patriots finally ran out
    of ammunition. Thats when the British charged
    with their bayonets, forcing the Patriots to give
    up the hill and flee to higher ground. By the
    end of the day, the British had taken over the
    Charlestown peninsula.

Battle of Bunker Hill p. 6 of 7
  • Most of the fighting took place on Breeds Hill,
    but the battle became known as the Battle of
    Bunker Hill. Though it was a victory of sorts
    for the British, it cost them. British
    casualties were much higher than Patriot
  • Start of Battle Patriots 1,500 soldiers
  • British 2,225 soldiers
  • Casualties Patriots500 British1,025

Battle of Bunker Hill p. 7 of 7
  • Although they lost Breeds Hill and Bunker Hill,
    the Americans were joyful. They had stood up to
    the greatest army of the world!

George Washington takes Command
  • July 3, 1775
  • Cambridge, Massachussetts
  • George Washington takes command of the
    Continental Army which now has about 17,000 men.

The Olive Branch Petition
  • July 5, 1775 (after the Battle of Bunker Hill)
  • Congress voted to sign King George III a petition
    (a written request signed by many people). This
    one was called the Olive Branch Petition (an
    olive branch is a sign of peace).
  • The Congress begged King George III to bring
    about a happy and permanent reconciliation.
    The King refused, calling the colonists rebels.

Necessity of Taking up Arms
  • July 6, 1775
  • Congress, meeting in Philadelphia, issues a
    declaration that explain the causes and necessity
    of Patriots taking up arms (going to war).

1st Post Office
  • July 26, 1775
  • An American Post Office is established with Ben
    Franklin as Postmaster General.

Montgomery captures Montreal p. 1 of 2
  • November 13, 1775
  • General Richard Montgomery led American troops in
    the capture of Montreal. Montgomery then ordered
    General Benedict Arnold to capture the Canadian
    city of Quebec. Their presence in Canada,
    however, was not long lasting.

Canadian Invasion p. 2 of 2
  • To reach Canada, Arnold led his 700 men through
    the harsh Maine wilderness. After joining forces
    with Montgomery, the Americans attacked Quebec.
    Montgomery was killed during their attempt to
    capture the city. Arnold was severely wounded,
    retreated to Ft. Ticonderoga in New York.

An American Navy and ..
  • November 28, 1775
  • Congress establishes the American Navy.
  • The next day Congress appoints a secret committee
    to seek help from European nations.

The Colonies are closed to commerce France may
  • December 23, 1775
  • King George III issues a royal proclamation that
    officially closes the American colonies to
  • commerce and trade. This closure was to take
    place in March of 1776. Britain would no longer
    sell goods to the colonies.
  • In December Congress is informed that France may
    offer support in the war against Britain.

Common Sense
  • January 15, 1776
  • Thomas Paine, an Englishman who recently arrived
    in the colonies published a pamphlet that
    persuaded many colonists to become Patriots.
  • Paine wrote that independence from Britain was
    the only true way to prevent Britain from abusing
    the colonists rights.
  • Sold over 100,000 copies in three months

Moores Creek, New Providence, Boston
  • February 27th Patriots triumph at Moores Creek
    in North Carolina.
  • March 3rd The Continental Naval fleet captures
    New Providence Island in the Bahamas.
  • March 17th The British evacuate Boston.

Should we be independent?
  • June 7th Richard Henry Lee of Virginia asked
    Congress to vote for independence. Before
    voting, Congress decided to draft a declaration
    telling why the colonies wanted to be free from
    British rule. Congress appointed a committee to
    write it. The committee members were John
    Adams, Ben Franklin, Robert Livingston, Roger
    Sherman, and Thomas Jefferson.
  • June 28th Britain defends Ft. Moultrie, SC.

Yes, we are free! P. 1 of 2
  • July 4, 1776 The Declaration of Independence
    was officially approved by Congress.
  • Two months later, on August 2nd, the document
    signers gathered in silence. They knew this
    would make them traitors, which was a hangable

Freedom p. 2 of 2
  • Hancock said, There must be no pulling different
    ways. We must all hang together.
  • Franklin responded, Yes, we must indeed all hang
    together, or most assuredly we shall all hang
  • Abigail Adams wrote to her husband asking for
    equality for women. This was not included.

Battle of Long Island and.. P. 1 of 2
  • August 27-30, 1776
  • With the arrival of 30,000 British troops in New
    York harbor the British win the Battle of Long
    Island (Battle of Brooklyn).
  • September 15th British win the Battle of Harlem
  • October 11th Benedict Arnold was defeated at
    Lake Champlain.

Long Island andP. 2 of 2
  • October 28th Americans retreat at the Battle of
    White Plains, New York. Washington writes his
    brother the game is pretty near up.
  • November 16th British capture Ft. Washington in
    New York and Ft. Lee in
  • New Jersey.
  • December 6th The naval base at Newport, Rhode
    Island is captured by British.

The Battle of Trenton 12/26/1776
  • During the winter, both armies generally retired
    into winter quarters. Washington knew that he
    desperately needed a victory to show the American
    people that the cause was not lost. On Christmas
    night, 1776, he led his freezing army across the
    ice filled Delaware River and struck the Hessian
    (German soldiers who fought for the British for
    pay mercenaries)
  • garrison at Trenton, New Jersey. Surprised
    by the morning assault, over 1000 Hessian troops

Battle of PrincetonJanuary 3, 1777
  • Encouraged by his success at Trenton, Washington
    struck and scattered a British force on January
    3, 1777, near Princeton.
  • This forced the retreat of the British Army from
    New Jersey to New York. Washington successfully
    demonstrated that the war was not hopeless and
    gave the young nation a will to resist.

Winter Plans
  • January 6 through May 28, 1777
  • Throughout the long winter of 1776-1777
    both sides rested their armies and plotted
    strategy for the spring campaigns. The British
    decide to attack on two fronts. One army would
    move to capture Philadelphia, Americas largest
    city, while another army would follow the Hudson
    River north from New York City, past Albany,
    isolating New England. This strategy was a
    disaster for the Redcoats.

Brandywine More. P. 1 of 3
  • 6/14 Flag Resolution was passed. Flag designed
    by Hopkinson, likely sewn by Betsy Ross
  • -7/5 St. Clair surrenders Ft. Ticonderoga to
    the British.
  • -7/27 Marquis de Lafayette, a French officer,
    arrived in Philadelphia to help Washington.
  • -8/6 Americans defeat the British at Ft.
    Stanwix, in the Mohawk Valley in Oriskany, NY
  • -8/25 British General Howe lands at Head of
    Elk, Maryland, replacing General Thomas Gage.

Brandywine Morep. 2 of 3
  • 9/11 American troops under General Washington
    tried to stop British troops under Generals Howe
    and Cornwallis from reaching Philadelphia, the
    temporary American capital. Howes 18,000
    British troops were more than enough for the
    11,000 Americans, who backtracked to Chester,
    leaving Philadelphia dangerously exposed. The
    British occupied the capital and then pressed on
    to Brandywine.

Brandywine More. P. 3 of 3
  • 9/16 Battle at the Clouds, Pennsylvania was
    rained out.
  • 9/19 General Burgoyne was stopped by Americans,
    led by Horatio Gates, at Freemans Farm, NY.
  • 9/26 British, under Gen. Howe occupy

Battle of Germantown
  • 10/4/77 After the British won at Brandywine,
    they camped at Germantown, PA, a city nearby.
    American Generals Washington and Nathaniel Greene
    marched on Germantown from different directions.
    The resulting battle caused the British to fall
    back, but American attempts to finish off a bunch
    of Redcoats hiding in a house resulted in more
    American casualties than British. Though a
    British victory, it was an American win of sorts.

Turning Point at Saratoga p. 1 of 2
  • 10/7 Burgoyne loses a 2nd battle of Freemans
    Farm, NY
  • 10/17 Burgoyne surrenders to American General
    Gates at Saratoga. It was the turning point in
    the war in that this victory convinced France to
    enter the war on side of the Americans. There
    was a 3-pronged attack. Burgoyne came from the
    south. He met at Albany, NY with Generals St.
    Leger Howe.
  • St. Leger was to move east from Ft. Oswego, on
    Lake Ontario and Howe was to march north from
    Virginia. Burgoyne thought this was a brilliant

Turning Point of Saratoga p. 2 o 2f
  • Burgoyne hoped to crush the northern army.
    Trouble was, it didnt work.
  • Howe never got the message. He went to
    Philadelphia instead. Burgoyne was stopped by
    Gen. Benedict Arnold at Saratoga. St. Leger made
    it to Albany, and had it all to himself.
  • At the Battle of Saratoga (which was actually a
    few battles), Burgoyne surrended almost his
    entire army (6,000 soldiers) to Gen. Horatio
    Gates on 10/17/77. French money and supplies
    began to come to America!

Valley Forge p. 1 of 2
  • December 1777 through June 1778
  • Gen. Washington led his army into winter quarters
    at Valley Forge, PA. The winter proved to be an
    ordeal for the Continental Army, and only the
    determined will of Gen. Washington kept the army
    together. While enduring brutal cold, many
    soldiers lacked food, clothing, and even shoes.
  • General Washington wrote to Congress, You might
    have tracked the armyto Valley Forge by the
    blood of their feet. One soldier wrote that his
    meal at Thanksgiving was a leg of nothing and no
    turnips. Sickness and starvation claimed over
    2,500 lives. Many, worried about their families
    and unable to endure more, deserted and went

Valley Forge p. 2 of 2
  • But even as the soldiers shivered in their log
    huts and endured incredible privations, Baron
    Friedrich von Steuben arrived from Prussia
    (Germany). His new drill technique simplified
    the complicated maneuvers soldiers must learn and
    turned the ragtag American army into a much more
    efficient fighting force.
  • By late winter, better supply methods brought
    food and clothing. Though weakened by its
    ordeal, by the spring the newly organized
    Continental Army was ready to take the war to the

May 1777 through 1779Clarks campaign in the
Northwest p. 1 of 2
  • In the beginning the war was fought mainly in the
    Northeast. Then it began to spread to the West,
    to the Spanish territories in the Southwest, and
    to the South. In each place, heroes sprang up to
    fight for the Patriot cause.
  • One of those heroes was George Rogers Clark. He
    and a small band of riflemen set out to take the
    Ohio River Valley away from the British and their
    Native American allies. With fewer than 200 men,
    Clark captured three forts in the summer of 1778.
    During the winter, Clark captured Ft. Vincennes
    on the Wabash River. He had only about 150 men
    left. Cold and hungry they marched 180 miles
    through flooded lands to reach the fort. Taking
    the British troops by surprise, Clark forced them
    to surrender.

Clark and some others p. 2 of 2
  • On June 21, 1779 Spain formally declared war on
    Great Britain. Bernardo de Galvez, governor of
    the Spanish territory of Louisiana, gathered in
    New Orleans an army of militia, Native Americans,
    African Americans, and other volunteers. They
    successfully attacked the British at Pensacola,
    Natchez, and Baton Rouge. These victories opened
    up the Mississippi River to American ships.

Monmouth more battles p. 1 of 2
  • 6/28 Washington fights to a draw at Monmouth
    Court House. Americans coming from Valley Forge
    wanted to stop the British advance from
    Philadelphia to New York. The heat was terrible.
    Exhausted, both sides stopped fighting. Under
    cover of darkness, the British slipped away.
    This battle saw the deeds of Mary Hays McCauly,
    better known as Molly Pitcher.

Monmouth More p. 2 of 2
  • 7/4 Clark captures Kaskaskia near Detroit.
  • 8/8 French and American forces besiege Newport,
  • 12/29 British occupy Savannah, Georgia
  • 1779
  • 2/14 Militia beat Tories at Kettle Creek, North
  • 2/25 Clark captures Ft. Vincennes
  • 7/8 Fairfield, Connecticut was burned by the
  • 7/11 Norwalk, CT was burned by the British
  • 7/15-16 Americans capture Stony Point, NY

John Paul Jones The War at Sea p. 1 of 2
  • 9/23/1779 In 1775 Britains mighty fleet ruled
    the seas. The Patriots regular navy was mostly
    ineffective, and ships were either captured or
    sunk by the powerful British warships. The
    Americans enjoyed one key advantage the British
    had to carry every bullet, jacket, and cracker
    across the wide Atlantic. The British merchant
    fleet carrying these supplies was vulnerable to
    American attack by hundreds of small, quick ships
    called privateers (private vessels fitted out
    with cannons). Privateers were fairly successful
    in interrupting British supply lines.

John Paul Jones the War at Sea p. 2 of 2
  • In one famous and inspiring naval battle,
    American ship Captain John Paul Jones with his
    ship the Bon Homme Richard, won a fierce battle
    against the British ship Serapis off the English
  • Though the American naval victories were few and
    far between, brave Captains such as Jones gave
    the new nation a needed boost. John Paul Jones
    is generally regarded as the founder of the
    United States Navy.

Lots more battles Many in the South West
  • 9/28 No Flint Grey kills 30 Americans by
    bayonet. This became known as the Tappan
  • 10/9 Americans attempt to recapture Savannah,
    Georgia. They fail.
  • Winter 1779-1780 Coldest winter of the war
    Washington camps at Morristown, New Jersey.
  • 1780
  • 5/12 British capture Charleston, South Carolina
  • 5/29 British crush Americans at Waxhaw Creek,
  • 6/20 Patriots rout Tories at Ramseurs Mill,
    North Carolina
  • 7/11 French troops arrive at Newport, RI, to
    aid the American cause.
  • 8/6 Patriots defeat Tories at Hanging Rock, SC

Battle of Camden
  • 8/16/1780 The British won at Camden, SC.
  • British forces under General Charles
    Cornwallis routed the American troops under
    General Horatio Gates. The American troops
    actually outnumbered the British troops, but
    discipline prevailed. Gates himself actually
    fled the field and never commanded another army.
  • The victory was important because it solidified
    Britains hold on South Carolina, a move made to
    split the American colonies in half, North and
    South. Britain kept a tight hold on South
    Carolina until January 17, 1781 (Cowpens).

Benedict Arnold Commits Treason
  • September 25, 1780
  • General Benedict was a brilliant Patriot who won
    several battles against the British. He won at
    Lake Champlain and helped Ethan Allen take Ft.
    Ticonderoga. He played a major part in the
    American victory at Saratoga.
  • Yet, he joined the British and tried to help them
    win the war. He had planned to deliver his own
    keys to West Point, the site of the US Army, to
    Britains Major John Andre. Andre was captured
    and hanged. Arnold escaped and actually
    commanded British troops later in the war. He
    did in Britain, unrecognized and alone.

Kings Mountain to Cowpens p. 1 of 2
  • 10/7 The Battle at Kings Mountain, SC lasted
    65 minutes. American troops led by Isaac Shelby
    and John Sevier defeated Major Patrick Ferguson
    and one-third of General Cornwalliss army.
  • 10/14 Washington names Nathaniel Greene as
    commander of the Southern Army.
  • 1781
  • 1/1 Unpaid soldiers in Pennsylvania mutinied.
  • 1/17 Battle of Cowpens This was a decisive
    battle that turned the tide of the war in the
    South. American forces under Nathanael Greene
    met British forces under the command of General
    Cornwallis near some cowpens in South Carolina.
    Outnumbered and ill-prepared, the Americans

Kings Mountain to Cowpens p. 2 of 2
  • Nontheless won the day with a fierce bayonet
    charge that resulted in a mass surrender.
  • This victory convinced Cornwallis to look
    northward, a decision that would ultimately lead
    him to Yorktown and ..

The Articles of Confederation
  • March 2, 1781
  • These articles were a document (later replaced by
    our Constitution) that outlined the format the
    government would follow after the Revolutionary
  • The focus was on state governments, which had
    tremendous power. This form of government proved
    unequal to the task of governing the 13 states,
    mainly because 9 of the 13 had to agree to get
    anything done.
  • The result of this failure was the Constitutional

Battle at Guilford Court House
  • 3/15/1781 This was a British victory, but
    together with the loss at Cowpens, it weakened
    the British forces in the South.
  • General Charles Cornwallis, commander of the
    British southern forces, decided to abandon North
    and South Carolina and march to Virginia.

More Battles
  • 6/6/81 Americans recapture Augusta, Georgia
  • 6/18 British hold off Americans at Ninety-Six,
    South Carolina
  • 7/6 Mad Anthony Wayne American General was
    repulsed (pushed back) at Green Farms, Virgina
  • 9/8 Nathanael Greene defeated at Eutaw Springs,
  • 9/15 French fleet drove British naval forces
    from Chesapeake Bay.

Victory At YorktownOctober 19, 1781 p. 1 of 2
  • Washingtons army was now generally well fed,
    adequately armed, and reliably supplied. When
    General Cornwallis retreated from the Carolinas
    in 1781, Washington force- marched his army from
    New York to confront and confine the British on
    the Yorktown peninsula in Chesapeake Bay.
  • With the American and French army on one side,
    surrounded on three sides by water, and with the
    French fleet preventing British re-supply,
    Cornwallis had no choice but to surrender his
    8,000 soldiers in October of 1781.
  • At the surrender ceremony, Cornwalliss sword was
    accepted by General Benjamin Lincoln, while a
    British band played The World Turned Upside
    Down. This was the last major battle of the
    war, although some minor skirmishes took

Yorktown other things..p. 2 of 2
  • At the surrender ceremony, Cornwalliss sword was
    accepted by General Benjamin Lincoln, while a
    British band played The World Turned Upside
    Down. This was the last major battle of the
    war, although some minor skirmishes took place
    for the next two years, until the Treaty of Paris
    was officially ended the war in 1783.
  • 3/20/82 Lord North resigned as British Prime
  • 7/11/82 British evacuated Savannah, Georgia.
  • 11/30/82 British sign Articles of Peace.
  • 12/14/82 British leave Charleston, SC.
  • 4/19/83 Congress ratifies preliminary peace

Treaty of ParisSeptember 3, 1983 p. 1 of 2
  • The Treaty of Paris officially ended the
    Revolutionary War. It was signed by Benjamin
    Franklin, John Adams, and John Jay. Under the
    terms of the treaty, Britain recognized the
    independent nation of the United States of
    America. Britain . agreed to remove all of its
    troops from the new nation.
  • The treaty also set new borders for the United
    States, including all the land from the Great
    Lakes on the north to Florida on the south, and
    from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River.
  • The United States agreed to allow British troops
    to still in America to leave and also agreed to
    pay all existing debts owed to Great Britain.

Treaty of Paris and More p. 2 of 2
  • The United States also agreed not to persecute
    Loyalists still in America and to allow those
    that left America to return.
  • 11/25/83 British troops leave New York.
  • 12/23/83 General George Washington resigns as
    Commander of the Continental Army.
  • May of 1787 The Articles of Confederation
    (government plan) is not working. Congress asks
    each state to send delegates to a convention in
    Philadelphia. The purpose was to make the
    Articles of Confederation a stronger document.
    It didnt work.
  • 9/17/87 The US Constitution is ratified!

  • Though war is never glorious, it is sometimes
    necessary to win freedom from oppression. The
    true war heroes are the everyday citizens who
    take a stand and sacrifice so that others will
    benefit. Counting troops on both sides, over
    half a million soldiers and sailors participated
    in the American Revolutionary War, with between
    20,000 and 25,000 American deaths.
  • American colonists fought and died for a cause
    they truly believed was more important than their
    physical comfort, their health, or their lives.
    By studying the courage and sacrifices of our
    ancestors, we can more deeply appreciate our
    country, our national ideals, and our role in the
    future. In the words of Cicero, a Roman
    statesman, To ignore history is to remain a

  • Patriots A Simulation of the American
    Revolution. 2000.
  • Build Our Nation. 2000.
  • George Rogers Clark. http//
  • Mad Anthony Wayne. http//americanrevwar.homest
  • Social Studies for Kids A Timeline of the
    American Revolution. http//www.socialstudiesforki
  • http//
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