In my opinion there are many reason why the colonists won the revolutionary war.Perhaps it was how familiar they were with the land, or their helpful french allies. One of the most important battles of the war was the battle of saratoga. To me this seems to be the most important battle and moment in the whole war. After the colonists defeated the English in the 2 battles of Saratoga, it proved to the french that the americans could win the war and the french should come to aid the americans. The french were eager to join the war and weaken their enemy britain in any way they could. Another important factor in the success of the colonies was how familiar the colonists were with the land. This allowed colonists to master the guerilla tactics
Going behind enemy lines and gathering intelligence is an extremely dangerous task, but during the Revolutionary War, the use of spies was critical to winning the war. Through several battles, both the Americans and British employ spies to risk their lives and collect enemy intelligence. Spies intercepted secret messages at the Battle of Saratoga and West Point and gathered crucial information at the Battle of Yorktown to prepare for the battle. Winning the battles of Saratoga and Yorktown and holding West Point severely impacted the outcome of the war. At Saratoga, they were able to gain French alliance. Holding West Point meant that the Americans were able to stop the British from splitting the colonies in two. And lastly, at Yorktown, the
After the Revolutionary War started, the British and the Americans dove into a series of violent and bloody battles. While the British troops were well-trained and equipped with advanced weapons, the Continental Army suffered through hardships and their lack of experience lead to constant bloodshed at the battles. Throughout the beginning of the Revolutionary War, the Americans suffered through painful losses against the British until the Battle of Saratoga occurred. This battle was led by Benedict Arnold and General Gates on the American side and General Burgoyne on the British side. In the end, the British army was defeated by Gates and Arnold’s careful plans in which they were trapped and ultimately forced to surrender to the Americans.
Arnold started the war off by organizing a militia in his hometown and was voted the captain. Arnold partnered with Ethan Allen’s Green Mountain Boys to capture Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga was one of the first major victories for the colonies.
Only about 50% or less of the colonists, in the New World, supported the Sons of Liberty and defied the king, while all the others remained loyal to England. Many disagree whether the Sons of Liberty were heroes or if they were violent criminals. However, they were fighting for charitable reasons and their intentions were well meant a majority of the time. The Sons of Liberty accomplished many great feats, such as winning the colonies their freedom from England, and therefore without them, the United States people are now familiar with, would not exist. They also set an example for countries all over the world, and when other countries saw that we had won our freedom, they too wanted to change
The Battle of Valley Forge was the turning point of the Revolutionary War. Although no actual military battle was waged here, George Washington’s Continental Army faced some physical and mental battles of their own in this Pennsylvania town. It was here at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania where the Continental Army Soldiers of the Revolutionary War chose to go after being defeated in the Battle of Germantown in October 1777. During this winter, Washington’s troops came to this encampment to recuperate and train for future battles with the British. The winter of 1777-78 was terribly cold, bitter, and harsh. These conditions made things very difficult for General Washington’s military unit. The unit’s morale and physical strengths were severely tested throughout this challenging and historical time.
Although the battle at “Fort Ticonderoga” was a small one, it was also important. This battle was the first victory of the American Colonists. This event was vital, as it would provide more artillery for the colonists, and was moral booster.
The Battle began as a plan by the British to control New York and isolate New England from the Southern colonies and put an end to the Revolution. Which ended as an opportunity for the Patriots. The British had planned to go south from Montreal to Albany, NY by the water route of Lake Champlain, Lake George, and the Hudson River. Then once they were in Albany they would join other British groups from New York and Mohawk
Valley Forge was the a winter camp for the continental army. This winter was one of the toughest winters the army faced. They lacked enough food and supplies that they need most. Washington had the toughest job: keeping the army together. It was difficult to get the supplies due to the snow storms. They had an ingenious idea; they would attack the British when they least expected it. Christmas night. They paddled across the river to Where the British were staying. They knew all the British would be drunk and they were right. They won the battle and know people thought they had a
I participated in the Boston Tea Party and little did I know that in four years I would be freezing at Valley Forge. In 1777, Washington and his soldiers arrived at Valley Forge. The Declaration of Independence helped the Revolutionary War start. In October of 1777, Washington was unable to stop the British from marching into the national capital of Philadelphia. Scarlet fever, is where the girls fall for the British soldiers and their red coats.
Acting under a commission from the revolutionary government of Massachusetts, Arnold partnered with Vermont frontiersman Ethan Allen and Allen’s Green Mountain Boys to capture the unsuspecting British garrison at Fort Ticonderoga in upstate New York on May 10, 1775. Later that year, Arnold led an ill-fated expedition on a trek from Maine to Quebec. The purpose of the expedition was to rally the inhabitants of Canada behind the Patriot cause and deprive the British government. With the enlistments of many of his men expiring on New Year’s Day, Arnold had no choice but to launch a desperate attack against well-fortified Quebec City through a blizzard on December 31, 1775. Early in the battle, Arnold received a grave wound to his leg and was carried to the back of the battlefield. The assault continued, but failed miserably. Hundreds of American soldiers were killed, wounded or captured, and Canada remained in British
Revolutionary officer, Francis Marion was a commissioned officer in the South Carolina Second Regiment. Earning his nickname, “The Swamp Fox,” the general hid in the swamps to surprise attack the British troops. This is known as Guerilla Warfare, where he is credited as the Father of this tactic. General Marion lead the Patriots to victory in the American Revolution because of all his military tactics. He is a Revolutionary legend and credited for many victories as a military general in command.
Brave, have no fear of someone or something. American soldiers represent bravery. The huts of the soldiers were very long and wide. The fireplace was in acceptable condition. No beds in the huts just straw and mud. I have decided to re-enlist because of inspiration, help from congressmen, and conditions are somewhat good.
Ethan Allen was an American Revolutionary fighter who helped found Vermont. He lived from January 21, 1738 and died on February 12, 1789. He was born in Litchfield, CT, and died in Burlington, VT. Ethan Allen had a big family that, grew up in Vermont. Ethan died of a stroke at age 52, on his Winooski River homestead. Also when he died, he died with the title of the patriotic leader of the Green Mnt. Boys. He was remembered for taking the British fort at Ticonderoga with Benedict Arnold on May 1775. The Battle fort at Ticonderoga was the first battle ever won by the americans, in the Revolutionary War. Then he moved to Vermont after the French and Indian War. Ethan was lots of things like a farmer and businessman. But he is best known as one
The battles of Lexington and Concord were the very first battles of the revolutionary war. on april 19 great Britain's general gage would send out troops held in boston to make way to lexington where they were supposed to capture leaders Sam Adams and John Hancock. after Lexington they were supposed to go to Concord where they would seize gunpowder. Lexington and concord are both towns that are close to boston Massachusetts. from it being the first battle of the war, it was a victory as the british began to retreat after the gunfire.while 650-900 british troops started marching to concord, they were followed closely by the famous Paul Revere, while he seen that the troops were ready for war, he went back and warned the whole country side so