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4th Gr Rev War
CCS 4th Grade Social Studies
|Ride of Paul Revere
|Warn the colonists of the British attack, April 16, 1775
|Battles of Lexington and Concord
|First battles of the American Revolution.“Shot heard around the World”began the war
|Second Continental Congress (May 10, 1775)
|Met to petition the King for rights, created an Army, named Washington to lead the Army.
|Battle of Bunker Hill
|Happened on Breed’s hill, British victory, they lost half their men.Colonists gained confidence
|Washington Crossing the Delaware(Victory at Trenton)
|Surprise attach on the Hessians, first colonial victory
|Battle of Saratoga
|October 1777, turning point in the war, colonists won the battle, now allies with the French
|Winter in Valley Forge
|Washington’s army camped here, brutal winter, few supplies, showed endurance of the army
|War in the South
|Change in tactics, led by Francis Merion, allowed new ways to attack British
|Battle of Yorktown
|October 1781, Washington defeated Cornwallis, final battle of American Revolution.
|Leader of the army, elected at the 2nd Continental Congress in May 1775.
|Known for writing the document: Common Sense
|Attended the 2nd Continental Congress, great thinker
|Wrote the Declaration of Independence
|Nominated George Washington to be the Commander of the Army, presented the idea of an Army to the 2nd Continental Congress
|A traitor, was a patriot and during the war switched to the side of Great Britain.
|Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1776)
|Document signed by the members of the 2nd Continental Congress declaring independence from Great Britian.
|Articles of Confederation, 1775
|Document signed which was the United States of America’s first attempt in establishing laws in the country
|Constitution(written by James Madison), 1787
|Document written in which is the foundation of laws for the government of the United States of America.
|Bill of Rights, 1791
|Document that added the first ten amendments to the US Constitution, guaranteeing citizens specific rights.
|Document written by Thomas Paine that urged colonists to join the Patriot cause. Inspired to declare independence.
|A formal written request signed by several people
|A nation that has promised to help another nation in wartime (France helped the USA)
|Unconventional tactics using the natural surroundings as an advantage in combat, often hit and run, or ambush