Revolutionary War Heroes

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Jensen,Hetherington, Merkle, Mrs. Wickett Period-¾ 20 Oct. 2016 Leaders and Heroes during the Revolutionary war “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately”. said Benjamin Franklin during the Revolutionary War. These words like many other words during this rough period of time, helped the patriots obtain independence from Great Britain. This was the war allowing the United States of America to become a country. America was able to beat the British because of many heroes and leaders. Three such heroes and leaders were: Nancy Hart, William Prescott, Debra Sampson. Nancy Hart was a hero in the Revolutionary war. One time in 1780 six British soldiers were chasing a certain Whig leader, but the redoats…show more content…
William Prescott knew that the British were coming so he led minutemen troops to Breads Hill where most of the battle happened. (Bobrick 32)There he built trenches and breastworks which are chest-high fortifications made out of dirt, wood, and any other materials at hand. It was here, where William Prescott said, “Do not fire until you see the whites of their eyes” (colonel william prescott) The reason William Prescott said these words here, was because they had limited ammunition, and their muskets would be more accurate at close range.(Janelle Pavao) On June 16, 1775, in Boston, Massachusetts, Americans suffered over 400 casualties, and more than 1,000 British soldiers were killed or wounded. In the end Patriots lost the Battle of Bunker Hill, but gained England’s respect. Even though the Patriots lost, they realized that with dedication they could overcome the British military. William Prescott led his men in defending Bunker Hill with great…show more content…
William Prescott showed Great determination when he kept fighting against the British army even though he knew they were way outnumbered, in the Battle of Bunker Hill. Nancy Hart showed patriotism when 6 redcoats came in her house and she killed them. Deborah Sampson was a hero to all women, she showed the girls can fight in the war too. Through the examples Each of these courageous patriots showed, America was able to hang together and win and gain victory over Great
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