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Battles and Events of the American Revolution
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    Review of the major battles and events of the American Revolution.


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      Blanca Ibarra
  • What was the first battle of the American Revolution?
    Lexington and Concord

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  • What battle is known as the turning point of the American Revolution?
    Saratoga

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  • What was the last battle of the American Revolution?
    Yorktown

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  • Describe the conditions the Continental Army faced at Valley Forge.
    The army faced disease, starvation, and freezing temperatures.

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  • Why is the battle of Saratoga known as the turning point of the war?
    The American victory helped to secure an alliance with France

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  • What actions did the delegates at the Second Continental Congress take?
    They sent an Olive Branch Petition to the king, created the Continental Army and appointed Washington as commander before deciding to declare independence.

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  • What is the significance of the year 1776?
    The 13 colonies announced their independence from England

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  • Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
    Thomas Jefferson

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  • What are unalienable rights? Which ones are they?
    Rights that you are born with that can't be taken away; life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness

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  • What were some of the grievances the colonists had against King George III? (at least 4)
    1. denied trial by jury 2. taxation without representation 3. quartering of troops 4. cutting off trade 5. ignored petitions

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  • What officially ended the American Revolution?
    Treaty of Paris 1783

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  • In which event did British General Charles Cornwallis surrender?
    Yorktown

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  • What is the name of this event?
    Trenton

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  • During what years did the American Revolution occur?
    1775-1783

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  • What does the phrase "the shots heard around the world" refer to?
    The start of the American Revolution at Lexington & Concord

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  • What advantage did the Continental Army have over the British?
    They were familiar with the land

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  • What roles did George Washington and Benjamin Franklin have during the American Revolution?
    George Washington was the commander of the Continental Army and Benjamin Franklin was an ambassador to France

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