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The American Revolution. Sizing Up The Armies The Strategy of War “A World Turned Upside Down”. The Battle of Bunker Hill June 16,1775. Fought outside Boston. It is a fortified area on Breed’s Hill filled with several thousand colonists.

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the american revolution

The American Revolution

Sizing Up The Armies

The Strategy of War

“A World Turned Upside Down”

the battle of bunker hill june 16 1775
The Battle of Bunker Hill June 16,1775
  • Fought outside Boston. It is a fortified area on Breed’s Hill filled with several thousand colonists.
  • The battle shows that the colonists will fight if protected from British fire.
the battle of saratoga august october 1777
The Battle of Saratoga, August- October 1777
  • The British are harassed by colonial guerilla forces and end up stretching their supply lines.
  • The British will surrender to the Colonial forces led by General Horatio Gates
  • Saratoga is important because it is a major defeat for the British and shows the French that the colonies may be able to win the war
the battle of saratoga august october 17774
The Battle of Saratoga, August- October 1777
  • Saratoga is considered the turning point of the war. The French will begin to supply arms, men and their navy to help the colonies.
a personal view of the american revolution
A personal view of the American Revolution

“The ball first cut off the head of Smith, a stout heavy man, and dashed it open, then took Taylor across the bowels; it then struck Sergeant Garret of our company on the hip, took off the point of the hip bone . Oh, What a sight it was to see within a distance of six rods those men with their legs and arms and guns and packs all in a heap!”

Connecticut Soldier, 1777

the battle of yorktown october 1781
The Battle of Yorktown, October 1781
  • The French are helping the Continental Army with men, weapons and warships
  • The Americans and the French will corner the British on a small peninsula and bombard them with cannon fire.
  • The British will surrender and end the American Revolution.
  • The colonists will win the American Revolution with this victory.
the treaty of paris 1783
The Treaty of Paris, 1783
  • THE WAR ENDS WITH THESE CONDITIONS
  • “free, sovereign and independent states”
  • British must remove all troops from forts
  • Boundary for United States is the Mississippi
  • Loyalist would have rights and property protected
  • captured slaves must be returned to owners