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Patriots&Battles

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Nathan Hale U.S. Spy for George Washington; disguised as Dutch school teacher; caught and hanged by British; "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country".
Battle of Trenton Dec. 26, 1776; Washington reads Thomas Paine's "the Crisis" to soldiers; ferries his troops across the Delaware; Hessians had no lookout; U.S. take all without a fight.
Battle of Princeton Jan. 3, 1777; Cornwallis tried to take out Washington and failed; Colonies victory.
Battle of Saratoga 3 Pronged attack on Colonists;only one British army showed up; Howe went to Philadelphia; St. Leger is stopped by Benedict Arnold; Colonies victory.
Valley Forge American camp in winter of 1777; many colonies died from starving and freezing.
John Paul Jones "The Father of the American Navy"; boards a British ship and engages in hand to hand combat; "I have not yet begun to fight"; took over British ship
Benedict Arnold One of Washington's most trusted advisors; didn't think that he got enough credit; tried to give West Point to the British; joins Britain; name is synonymous with traitor.
Paul Revere King Ad-Rock's horse
Battle of Lexington and Concord British attempt to arrest John Hancock and Sam Adams for storing weapons; First shot was called the "Shot heard 'round the world"; British move to Concord; British burn buildings at Concord; Americans sneak attack British on their way back.
Battle of Bunker Hill Colonists fortified the hill; one British officer suggested that they go up both sides of the hill and was denied; three tries for British to get up hill; Colonists run out of ammo; "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes"
Sam Adams Failed at almost everything; started the Sons of Liberty; committee of correspondence; named the Boston Massacre; delegate of the Continental Congress.
Patrick Henry Young lawyer; known for fiery speeches; the Sam Adams of Virginia; "Give me liberty or give me death!"; Delegate of Continental Congress
Created by: SwagMasterJ