The Revolutionary War

Paige Bradley
The revolutionary war began as a war between
Great Britain and three other former British
colonies in America. The Americans didn’t want
to pay there taxes to great Britain.
 The Americans decided to do many things to
protest such as the Boston Tea Party.
 The Americans officially wanted freedom!
When the Americans
Protested against the taxes they
were having to pay Great
Britain they were not ashamed
or afraid. One of the taxes was
on tea. To protest about twohundred American men took
three ships out to the Boston
harbor. Many people came too
stand on the docks and watch
this sight. On December 16,
1773 they dropped 342 chests of
tea into the Boston harbor. The
harbor ran brown for days.
This sent the message without
them having to say anything.
the revolutionary war
there were many battles that
took place. The first that took
place was the battle of
Lexington. The Americans
lost but this was just the
start of the revolution.
“Stand your ground. If they want war, let it begin
here.”Yelled Captain Parker as 600 British
soldiers, in their red coats with their shiny, brass
buttons, marched towards the 70 American men.
They new that they weren’t going to be able to
over through the British army with how big in
numbers it was, but they tried anyway. Parker
was killed. This battle was fought at a village
near Boston, Massachusetts on the morning of
April 19, 1779. Eight colonist were killed. All the
American men were just regular towns men and
most of them were working men like you and I.
As the sun rose the British army marched on
toward Concord.
This battle was the first major battle were the British defeated
the Americans.
The cause of this battle was that the Americans wanted to keep
the British from leaving the town and they heard that they were
going to secure the hill so they attacked them. The Americans
wanted to take over Boston and they wanted to get revenge on the
British shooting them in their backs at Lexington.
The battle of Bunkerhill wasn’t actually fought here. It was really
fought on Breed’s hill, a close hill near by. People call it
Bunkerhill because it was the bigger of the two hills. Though the
Americans did retreat and regroup at Bunkerhill.
The battle of Bunkerhill was fought on June 17, 1775.
450 of the 6,500 American soldiers that fought were either killed,
wounded, or captured.
The battle of Bunkerhill was the bloodiest battle in the
revolutionary war.
The British actually won the battle by driving the Americans off
Breed’s hill.
The battle of Saratoga was the turning point of the
war. It boosted the Americans spirits at a time when
Washington’s army was suffering defeats in
Pennsylvania. This battle also ended the British
threat to New England.
The battle was fought in Saratoga on the Hudson
river in New York.
The battle was between British and German troops
against the Americans. The British had about 5,000
troops. By the time the British surrendered the
Americans had about 12,000 to 14,000 troops and
In the end of the battle the Americans forced the
British and German a surrender.
This battle started on August 27, 1776 and ended on
August 30, 1776.
The whole reason for this battle was that it was the
British campaign to try and seize New York during
the American Revolution.
George Washington had a whole great plan set up but
there was a defeat in his plan. He sent 4,000 men out
to guard the Heights of Guana and they left the left
flank undefended and vulnerable. They failed to
protect it so the Americans lost about 1,000 men
while the British lost about 400.
The Americans retreated back to their head quarters
after their failure.
Yorktown was where the last major battle of the American
Revolutionary War took place. The U.S. and France forces
worked together to beat the British army bad.
The American and French forces hurried southward to
catch the British army on land before they escaped on the
ocean. The British got away but later came back to
Yorktown to recope after the long days of battle at
Chesapeake Bay’s mouth in the beginning of September.
Little did they know that waiting for their return there
would be 18,000 soldiers armed and ready for war. On
October 19, 1781 the British surrendered.
Even though the Britain were defeated in Yorktown, it
didn’t mean the revolutionary war had ended. For 2 more
years the fighting had continued in some other areas. The
British and the Americans now finally started talking
about peace.
The Treaty of Paris officially ended the revolutionary war
on September 3, 1783. Great Britain was forced to recognize the
13 colonies of the United States.
After the British defeat in Yorktown peace talks began in
Paris in April in 1782 between Richard Oswarld representing
Great Britain and the American Peace Commissioners Benjamin
Franklin, John Jay, John Adams.
Also on April 14 Governor Livingston of New Jersey
issued a proclamation that ended formal hostilities. They printed
it and gave it to the sheriffs to post and they read it out loud to the
Fun Fact- At the end of the proclamation it said, “God Save The
We will always remember those
who died in this great war.
Veterans day is a day when we
remember those who fought in the
revolutionary war or any war for that
“Those who cannot learn from
history are doomed to repeat it.”Santayana If we don’t remember the
people who died in this war and
remember how much heart break it
brought us than we are going to end up
just repeating what has already been
We should remember and honor
these people every day and not just on
veterans day.

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