Battle Of Bunker Hill Essay

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Madelyn Frederick 8th Grade English Susan King November 24, 2015 The Battle of Bunker Hill “ Don’t fire until you can the whites of their eyes! ” said General William Prescott, on June 17, 1775 when the Battle of Bunker Hill began. The battle of Bunker Hill actually took place on Breed’s Hill. Why? Because the colonists got to Bunker Hill first before the British, and it was already too late for them to do anything except for fight. The Battle of Bunker Hill has many causes, effects, events, and leaders that made it important to the Revolutionary War. Two causes that began The Battle of Bunker Hill were the Intolerable Acts, and the Battle of Lexington and Concord. The Intolerable Acts was the British’ response to the Boston …show more content…

There was The Battles of Lexington and Concord. THe BAttles of Lexington and Concord left Thomas Gage and his British Army pinned down to Boston. Then, the Capture of Fort Ticonderoga which happened shortly after The Battles of Lexington and Concord. And finally, THe Creations of The Continental Army. Prescott and his men had captured Bunker Hill. Thomas Gage sent 2,300 troops to capture the hill before Prescott, but none of that had happened. The British came without artillery support, and they were stopped by American forces behind all fences stuffed with hay and grass. The three tried sending the the Americans, but they were tired and weaponless to flee. There were 1,000 dead for both the British and the colonists. Bunker/Breeds Hill is in Charlestown, and is a quarter mile across. This happened April 17,1775. The effects of this battle was, “The Americans losing the hill and 140 killed and 30 captured and tortured”. says Russell Yost. Also, the battle led the Americans to believe that the British weren’t unstoppable and they can be defeated. And, when the British finally went back to Britain they knew if the Americans started a battle again, that they weren't going to

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