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The Revolutions

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Minutemen citizens during the Revolution who were ready to leave their homes and fight at a moment's notice
State one of the divisions of a country with a national government
Hessian a soldier from Germany paid to fight against the Americans during the Revolution
Redcoat name given by American colonists to the British troops because they wore red uniforms
Skirmish a minor battle in war
Massacre the violent and cruel killing of large numbers of people
Privateer a captain of a private armed ship (not part of the regular navy) who is permitted by government to make war against enemy ships
Thomas Paine was an inspirational British writer who was against the
idea of citizens having to obey a king. He wrote, "These are the times the violent and cruel killing of large numbers of people
that try men's souls!" and "The harder the conflict, the more glorious a captain of a private armed ship (not part of the regular navy) who is permitted by government to make war against enemy ships
the triumph." was an inspirational British writer who was against the
Philip Freneau called "The poet of the Revolution."
Tempe Wick a woman from Morristown who hid her horse in a bedroom to prevent it from being seized by angry soldiers.
Molly Pitcher gave water to the soldiers at the battle of Monmouth. When her husband was injured, she took his place at the cannon.
Reverend Philip Fithian led the Greenwich tea party
Rhoda Farrand helped by knitting socks for freezing soldiers.
Five major battles were fought in New Jersey Battles fought at
Trenton, Princeton, Freehold, Springfield, and Red Bank. led the Greenwich tea party
Why was it terrible to live in New Jersey during the Revolution? The sounds of gunfire and cannon shots often told people that the enemy was near. That meant homes, fields, barns, and even lives were threatened.
New Jersey sent how many delegates to draw up the Declaration of Independence 5 delegates were sent from NJ
The Declaration was made on July 4, 1776, but it was not signed until August
Two massacres took place in New Jersey Hancock's Bridge on March 21, 1778 and Old Tappan on September 28, 1778.
New Jersey turned against whom? England
Patriots were opposed to 2 things taxes and British law
At the end of 1776, why was America was losing the war because they had been defeated at Long Island and New York City. At the time they had very little food, blankets, or ammunition.
Privateers helped the Revolution how because they attacked British ships
andtook their valuables. taxes and British law
Washington's headquarters was located in Morristown, NJ.
The worst winter of the Revolutionary War was spent at Morristown, NJ
One of the biggest and most important battles to the Americans was
the Battle of Springfield. Morristown, NJ.
The hero of the Battle of Springfield was Reverend James Caldwell because when the army was running out of wadding (a material needed for their guns to work properly) he passed out a load of hymn books to use instead.
Iron workers from New Jersey supplied what for the war effort ammunition
Salt makers worked hard to preserve food.
Why was The Battle of Trenton considered one of the greatest victories in military history? Before the Battle of Trenton, the Continental Army suffered several defeats in New York and had been forced to retreat across to Pennsylvania by way of New Jersey. Morale in the army was very low.
What happened after the battle of Trenton In an attempt to save the army and end the year on a positive note, George Washington-Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army--devised a plan to cross the Delaware River on Christmas night and surround the Hessians. The river was icy and dangerous, an
What was the result of the battle of Trenton 971 Hessians were killed or wounded and only four Americans. Even though the battle had smaller numbers than others, its effect was enormous throughout the colonies. The revolution itself had been in doubt only a week earlier, and the army seemed on the v
Before the Battle of Trenton, the Continental Army suffered several defeats in New York and had been forced to retreat across to Pennsylvania by way of New Jersey. Morale in the army was very low. In an attempt to save the army and end the year on a posit
On a map of New Jersey, be able to locate the five major Revolutionary War
battle sites in New Jersey Trenton, Princeton, Freehold, Springfield, and
Red Bank. Also label the two towns where Washington spent winters:
Morristown and Somerville. Finally, be able to label Chestnut Neck (the site Trenton, Princeton, Freehold, Springfield, and
where a sea fight was waged) and Washington's Crossing (the retreat path of
Washington's army in November and December of 1776.
where a sea fight was waged) and Washington's Crossing (the retreat path of
Washington's army in November and December of 1776.
Minutemen= citizens during the Revolution who were ready to leave their homes and fight at a moment's notice
State= one of the divisions of a country with a national government
Hessian= a soldier from Germany paid to fight against the Americans during the Revolution
Redcoat= name given by American colonists to the British troops because they wore red uniforms
Skirmish= a minor battle in war
Massacre= the violent and cruel killing of large numbers of people
Privateer= a captain of a private armed ship (not part of the regular navy) who is permitted by government to make war against enemy ships
Thomas Paine= was an inspirational British writer who was against the
idea of citizens having to obey a king. He wrote, "These are the times
that try men's souls!" and "The harder the conflict, the more glorious
the triumph."
Philip Freneau= called "The poet of the Revolution."
Tempe Wick= a woman from Morristown who hid her horse in a bedroom to prevent it from being seized by angry soldiers.
Molly Pitcher= gave water to the soldiers at the battle of Monmouth. When her husband was injured, she took his place at the cannon.
Reverend Philip Fithian= led the Greenwich tea party
Rhoda Farrand= helped by knitting socks for freezing soldiers.
Five major battles were fought in New Jersey= Battles fought at
Trenton, Princeton, Freehold, Springfield, and Red Bank.
Why was it terrible to live in New Jersey during the Revolution?= The sounds of gunfire and cannon shots often told people that the enemy was near. That meant homes, fields, barns, and even lives were threatened.
New Jersey sent how many delegates to draw up the Declaration of Independence= 5 delegates were sent from NJ
The Declaration was made on July 4, 1776, but it was not signed until= August
Two massacres took place in New Jersey= Hancock's Bridge on March 21, 1778 and Old Tappan on September 28, 1778.
New Jersey turned against whom?= England
Patriots were opposed to 2 things= taxes and British law
At the end of 1776, why was America was losing the war= because they had been defeated at Long Island and New York City. At the time they had very little food, blankets, or ammunition.
Privateers helped the Revolution how= because they attacked British ships
andtook their valuables.
Washington's headquarters was located in= Morristown, NJ.
The worst winter of the Revolutionary War was spent at= Morristown, NJ
One of the biggest and most important battles to the Americans was=
the Battle of Springfield.
The hero of the Battle of Springfield was= Reverend James Caldwell because when the army was running out of wadding (a material needed for their guns to work properly) he passed out a load of hymn books to use instead.
Iron workers from New Jersey supplied what for the war effort= ammunition
Salt makers worked hard to= preserve food.
Why was The Battle of Trenton considered one of the greatest victories in military history?=Before the Battle of Trenton, the Continental Army suffered several defeats in New York and had been forced to retreat across to Pennsylvania by way of New Jersey.
What happened after the battle of Trenton= In an attempt to save the army and end the year on a positive note, George Washington-Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army--devised a plan to cross the Delaware River on Christmas night and surround the Hes
What was the result of the battle of Trenton=971 Hessians were killed or wounded and only four Americans. Even though the battle had smaller numbers than others, its effect was enormous throughout the colonies. The revolution itself had been in doubt only
On a map of New Jersey, be able to locate the five major Revolutionary War
battle sites in New Jersey= Trenton, Princeton, Freehold, Springfield, and
Red Bank. Also label the two towns where Washington spent winters:
Morristown and Somerville. Finally, be able to label Chestnut Neck (the site
where a sea fight was waged) and Washington's Crossing (the retreat path of
Washington's army in November and December of 1776.