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ARW Pt 2 (Battles; Valley Forge; Surrender @ Yorktown; Notable People)

Thomas Jefferson main writer of the Declaration of Independence; later became America's 3rd President
Samuel Adams main leader of the Sons of Liberty
John Hancock President of 2nd Continental Congress; signed Declaration of Independence very large
Crispus Attucks first black American to die for America's freedom (Boston Massacre)
Benedict Arnold helped to capture Fort Ticonderoga; best known for becoming a traitor to America after trying to hand over the fort at West Point, NY to the British
Francis Marion nicknamed "Swamp Fox" due to his guerrilla fighting methods
Baron Friedrich von Steuben demanding drill master for Continental Army; was once a captain in Prussian Army
Thomas Paine wrote Common Sense, criticizing King George, III and arguing that the colonies should break away from England
George Washington nicknamed "Cunning Fox"; Commander of the Continental Army
Ethan Allen Leader of the Green Mountain Boys; captured Fort Ticonderoga
General Charles Cornwallis British leader who surrendered at Yorktown
Benjamin Franklin famous inventor and newspaper publisher; helped write the Declaration of Independence; was first Postmaster General of the U.S.
Where did British troops surrender? Yorktown, VA
Where did Patriot troops attack on Dec. 26, 1776? Trenton, NJ
Which battle was considered the turning point in the war? Saratoga, NY
Where did Washington and his troops spend the winter of 1777-1778? Valley Forge, PA
Where were Patriot troops when they received news that France was joining the war? Valley Forge, PA
What is the meaning of "siege"? when an army surrounds an enemy camp in an effort to capture it
What mistake did the British generals often make? waiting too long to make a decision
What was signed on Sept. 3, 1783, officially recognizing the 13 Colonies as independent from England? Treaty of Paris
What river did Washington and his troops cross on their way to Trenton? Delaware River
1763 Proclamation Line
1764 - 1767 Sugar Act, Stamp Act, Townshend Acts
1770 Boston Massacre
1773 Boston Tea Party
1774 Intolerable Acts
1775 Battles of Lexington & Concord
1776 Signing of Declaration of Independence
1781 British surrender at Yorktown, VA
1783 Treaty of Paris
Class discussion of primary and secondary sources
Class discussion of painting, "Washington Crossing the Delaware"
Created by: pcsteacher6
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