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10th US History

Chapter 6 Worksheet #2 Men & Battles

1. Ethan Allen He was the commander of the "Green Mountain Boys".
2. George Washington He was appointed commander in chief by the second continental congress, with his strengths being his commanding presence, coolness under fire, and his keen ability to lead and inspire.
3. Henry Knox He went to Fort Ticonderoga to retrieve British cannons. They were used to fortify Boston and put the British in an indefensible position, being forced to evacuate Boston on March 5, 1776.
4. Thomas Paine He was an Englishman who opposed Christianity and published a pamphlet called “Common Sense,” which made a “ powerful change in the minds of many men.”
5. John Adams He was appointed to draw up the Declaration of Independence.
6. Thomas Jefferson He wrote most of our Declaration of Independence.
7. William Howe In July of 1776 he landed his British forces on Staten Island.
8. John Burgoyne He was a commander in the British force in Canada who led a foiled plan to cut New England off from the rest of the colonies.
9. Horatio Gates He was the hero of the Saratoga battles, but his reputation exceeded his abilities.
10. Daniel Morgan He was responsible for the American victories in Bennington, Vermont and South of Saratoga, NY.
11. Baron von Steuben A Germany lieutenant who came to Valley Forge to serve as a drill master for the Continental army.
12. George Rogers Clark He was a native Virginian and a resident of Kentucky in the Ohio River Valley in 1772. He led an attack on a British trading post in Kaskaskia where they happily surrendered.
13. Charles Cornwallis He was a general in charge of the British Carolina conquest.
14. Francis Marion Nicknamed "Swamp Fox", he was the leader of a small group of South Carolinians who attacked British outposts and supply lines.
15. Nathanael Green He was a "Fighting Quaker" from Rhode Island who built the Patriot Army up and defeated the British at the Battle of Cowpens.
16. Marquis de Lafayette He was the commander of the Continental forces in Virginia in 1781.
I. Battles of Lexington & Concord 1775-Won by the Patriots.
II. Fort Ticonderoga 1775-A British held fort in New York which fell to the Patriot forces at the hands of the Green Mountain Boys.
III. The Battle of Bunker Hill 1775-North of Boston. On June 16, 1775 the British won.
IV. Trenton 1776-On Christmas night 1776, Washington attacked the Hessians as they were off guard in Trenton, NJ.
V. The Battle of Brandywine September 11, 1777-At Brandywine Creek, south of Philadelphia, the Continental army was forced to retreat.
VI. Saratoga Campaign Fall of 1777-The Americans ultimately won this campaign and impressed France so much that they decided to join the war against Britain.
VII. Valley Forge Winter of 1777-1778 - The American army had quarters there for the winter of 1777-1778, and they were hungry and ill-clothed.
VIII. The Battle of Monmouth June 28, 1778-The Americans attacked the British rear guard and won because George Washington didn't let them retreat.
Created by: LiseBrinkley