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The Revolutionary War, A-Z
Transcript of The Revolutionary War, A-Z
by Zach Nelton
was the Americans fighting for their freedom from the British.
British troops, nicknamed
"redcoats", were the Americans main adversaries.
The whole Revolutionary War was because the American colonies wanted their freedom. In the colonies is where most of the war took place.
On December 4th, 1778, George Washington said farewell to his troops and went home to live quietly.
The Americans sent Ben Franklin as an emissary, or ambassador, to France to receive reinforcements.
Firecake was a common meal at Valley Forge. It consisted of flour and water.
The Americans used hit and run tactics called guerilla warfare.
The British hired German mercenaries called Hessians, that fought in the war.
The war made the costs of items rise an enormous amount. The rising of costs is called inflation.
ohn Paul Jones
He was an American Naval officcer who recklessly raided british ships.
He was the king of Britan. His unfair taxes and lack of care for the colonies was what started the war.
Loyalists were Americans who supported Britan in the war. Most cities that the British captured were populated by loyalists.
Francis Marion, known as the "swamp fox", was the leader of a guerilla group. He was infamous to the british for his ability to disappear into a swamp.
The Native Americans allied themselves with the British in the hope of preserving their land. They acted as scouts and led the British through the American frontier.
Quakers were pacifists that believed everyone was equal, and were against slavery.
live Branch Petition
Before the war, the Americans attempted to get Britan to repealed the unfair taxes and avoid war via the Olive Branch Petition.
After the war, many veterans were disgruntled because they weren't paid or given pension.
Recruits were enlisted soldiers, that were forced to fight in the war.
George Washington had a network of spies who kept him informed of British plans.
reaty of Paris
The Treaty of Paris was a formal document that ended the Revolutionary War.
The War is over!
The Patriots had very little supplies, compared to the armed-to-the-teeth Redcoats.
Valley Forge is where Washington camped in the winter of 1777-1778
George Washington was the Commander of the Continental Army.
After the war loyalists were shunned from social groups and excluded.
When the British surrendered at Yorktown, a french band played "Yankee Doodle" to signal they were entering the town.
Peter Zenger was the person who came up with the idea of freedom of the press.