Wars and battles card sort - Card Sort BATTLES OF LEXINGTON AND CONCORD CAPTURE OF FORT TICONDEROGA BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL*shot heard round the

Wars and battles card sort - Card Sort BATTLES OF LEXINGTON...

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Card Sort BATTLES OF LEXINGTON AND CONCORD *“shot heard ‘round the world” *First shots of this war *proved the colonists WOULD fight CAPTURE OF FORT TICONDEROGA *Location was a strategic door to Canada. *first American victory *Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold captured the fort *obtained needed cannons for future battles BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL -Actual location = Breed’s Hill -Americans were winning until they ran out of ammunition Proved the Americans COULD fight BATTLES OF TRENTON AND PRINCETON -Americans “Crossing the Delaware” to defeat they Hessians on Christmas Day -Americans used campfire trick to win. -Another American victory finalized the win and boosted morale among the extremely worn-down solider and encouraged them to continue their enlistments. BATTLE OF SARATOGA -American victory in upstate New York -Victory convinced French to ally with Americans as it appeared they stood a chance. -American hero of this battle was Benedict Arnold, who later betrayed his country.
Card Sort VALLEY FORGE -American army retreated to a valley in Pennsylvania for the winter, when armies didn’t traditionally fight. -Winter was very harsh winter and provisions were scarce. -Surviving this winter came to symbolize perseverance of the Americans. BATTLE OF KING’S MOUNTAIN - Major Ferguson’s Tory force, mainly American Loyalists from South Carolina VS. approximately 1,000 American frontiersmen -The latter charged a hillside in “backcountry” South Carolina multiple times, demonstrating lethal marksmanship, and surrounded Ferguson’s force. -Ferguson, too prideful and unwilling to surrender to such backwoods, untrained simpletons, led a suicidal charge down the mountain, where they shot him down and killed him. -Some of his men tried to surrender, but were slaughtered in cold blood by the frontiersmen, who were bitter over British abuses of power in the Carolinas. -Secured the South for the Americans. BATTLE OF YORKTOWN -American victory that was solidified by the French navy who blocked the coast to prevent enemy retreat -The enemy surrendered and this was the last major battle of this war. George Washington -Commander of the American army -Avoided any situation that threatened the destruction of his army -Led victories of Princeton and Trenton -Led his troops in surviving the harsh winter at Valley Forge Friedrich von Steuben -Prussian drill-master who trained the American troops during their extremely harsh winter at Valley Forge.
Card Sort George Rogers Clark -Commander who led significant victories in the Ohio Valley that strengthened American land claims at the negotiating table. -Namesake for Clarksville, TN Marquis de La Fayette -French nobleman -Assisted George Washington Later went home to France to encourage revolution there Francis Marion (a.k.a. “The Swamp Fox” -Also known as “the Swamp Fox” -Led daring raids against the enemy in the South -After the raids, he and his men would fade into the swamps where the enemy couldn’t pursue them TREATY OF PARIS 1783-Recognition of the United States of

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