The battle of Trenton and Princeton General George Washington's army went crossed the icy Delaware on Christmas Day 1776 and,over the course of the next 10 days,won two important battles of the American Revolution. In the battle of Trenton (December 26),Washington defeated a formidable garrison of Hessians mercenaries before withdrawing. One week later he returned to Trenton to lure British forces south ,then executed a daring night march to capture Princeton on January. The victories reasserted American control of much of New Jersey and greatly improve the morale and unity of the colonial army and militias.
The Defeat of Cornwallis When someone brings a knife to a gunfight, they lose, every time. Also if they go against two people and they are only one person, they will lose. An example of this was the last major battle of the American Revolution. Lord Cornwallis, a British officer with 8,000 redcoats, was the one person.
In April 1775 British general Thomas Gage ordered his soldiers to destroy American rebel Military stores in Concord, Massachusetts. British and American forces clashed in Concord and Lexington starting the Revolutionary war. The New England state militias firepower forced British general William Howe to abandon Massachusetts in March 1776. A new stage in the war began in June 1776 when the British sailed into New York harbor with an army of 34,000 soldiers forcing the militia to retreat. To counter the british fleet in the harbor, David Bushnell came up with the idea to make a small craft that could slip through british waters and plant explosives on ships.
The American Revolution was a time when the Americans fought for independence against Great Britain. The war started in 1775 and ended in 1783 with a Victory at the battle of Yorktown. In 1781 George Washington led about 17,000 men in a battle against Charles Cornwallis at Yorktown in the most important battle of the revolutionary war. Washington defeated Cornwallis and nearly 9,000 of his troops. Yorktown was a significant defeat.
I am the soldier Jacob Raymond, who fought in the French and Indian War along with the American Revolution. Life in the colonies after the French and Indian War was wonderful until Britain passed the Proclamation of 1776. Parliament passed this law in order to stop us from moving west towards Quebec. This made it more difficult to farm and was starting to upset many of the colonists including myself. Next, the Sugar Act was passed in 1764.
In 1779, George Washington chose General John Sullivan and General James Clinton to combine forces and bring an army of about 5,000 men into Central and Western New York. His goal was to push the Seneca nation back upon the British. George Washington designed this campaign to punish the British-allied Iroquois nations and to force the Iroquois out of the war. The nature of this campaign was to actually completely destroy the indians. As George Washington quoted in May of 1979 “The Expedition you are appointed to command is to be directed against the hostile tribes of the Six Nations of Indians, with their associates and adherents.
The battle of Yorktown was one of the most important battles of the American Revolution. This battle took place in Yorktown, Virginia September 28th 1781. Before the battle had begun the French had arrived in Rhode Island with over 5,000 soldiers to aid the Americans to defeat the British. This put the Americans at an extreme advantage straight from the start, because the British had only about 6,000 soldiers. The British were also at a disadvantage considering that there was no way for them to get reinforcements.
Declaring Independence from the British was not only an obstacle for the colonists but one of the greatest triumphs in American History. With many battles and massacres occurring at the time, there had to be a turning point for the colonial Patriots that motivated the soldiers, and the people. The turning point in the Revolutionary War was the Battle of Trenton because this was a victory that not only inspired the Patriots to fight harder but created a sense of discipline for these unskilled soldiers and was an example of what could be achieved when the soldiers stroke at the right moment. After a number of battles lost the Battle of Trenton led these soldiers to fight harder and become motivated to win the war making this battle create a change of course in the war. It was a Christmas night in 1776 the same year as the Declaration of Independence was issued.
Yorktown, originally established in 1691 by Virginia’s colonial government to regulate trade and taxation on imported and exported goods, had grown into a major port and economic center by the early 1700s. With 250-300 buildings and a population well over 2,000 people, Yorktown was a well developed trading town equipped with wharves, docks , businesses, taverns and other shops/industries. Who knew not 90 years later, this thriving waterfront would be the location of a siege that would end the American Revolution. In 1781, the seventh and final year of the American Revolution, British general Lord Charles Cornwallis thought by bringing his army to Yorktown and establishing a naval base on the island, he would halt the Patriots further advancements
On September 13th, 1814, the British sent a multitude of bomb shells and rockets onto Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor for 25 hours. This grew to be known as the Battle of Baltimore, taking place shortly after the British had attacked Washington, D.C, as they burned the Capitol, the Treasury, and the President's house. This was just another event that took place during the ongoing War of 1812. During this time Francis Scott Key, an american lawyer, was boarded on a flagship on the Chesapeake Bay to testify for a friend who has been arrested by the British. Key watched the bombing take place on Fort McHenry just eight miles from him.