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Top 5 Battles of the American Revolution

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Transcript of Top 5 Battles of the American Revolution

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The Battles of Saratoga
We chose this as number 1, because these crucial victories for the colonists persuaded the French to support the Americans with military aid, and is considered a major turning point in the American Revolution.
The Battle of Bunker Hill took place on June 17, 1775.
During the Siege of Boston early in the American Revolutionary War, the battle occurred.
On June 13, 1775, the colonial forces leader besieging Boston learned that the British generals were planning to send city troops to guard the unoccupied hills surrounding the city.
William Prescott learned this intelligence, and then stealthily occupied Bunker Hill and Breed's Hill with 1,200 colonial troops.
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made a fort(redoubt) on Breed's Hill, and put troops on the Charlestown Peninsula.
We chose this specific battle as the 2nd most important battle because of these occurrences.
The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary war. The battle took place on Wednesday, April 19, 1775 fought by the British and the Americans. The first shots were fired right when the sun started to rise in Lexington. The British were outnumbered by the Minutemen.

We chose this battle as number three, because it was the first military engagement of the American Revolution. British troops were sent to capture John Hancock, and Samuel Adams, but they were warned. Then, they prepared for the attack of the British. We felt that the Battle of Saratoga and the Battle of Bunker Hill were more important.
Conclusion:
We think that all the battles of the American Revolution are important; however, in our opinion, some are more significant than others.
Battles:
1. The Battles of Saratoga
2. The Battle of Bunker Hill
3. The Battles of Lexington and Concord
4. The Battle of Yorktown
5. The Battle of Trenton
The Battles of Lexington and Concord:
The Battle of Bunker Hill
The Battle of Trenton
The Battle of Yorktown:
This battle took place on the morning of December 26, 1776, after General George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River north of Trenton, New Jersey.

We chose this battle to be the 5th most important to the Revolutionary War because after a brief battle, nearly the entire Hessian(auxiliaries contracted for military service by the British government) force was captured, with a significant amount of American rebel deaths.

The battle significantly boosted the Continental Army's flagging morale, and inspired re-enlistments.
The Battle of Yorktown took place on Tuesday, October 9, 1781 and was also fought by the British and the Americans. 5,500 French soldiers landed in Rhode Island to help he American allies. It was the last major land battle of the American Revolution.

We chose this battle as number four, because it was a victory by combined assault of American forces led by General George Washington and French forces led by General Comte de Rochambeau.
The Battles of Saratoga were two battles that were fought eighteen days apart on the same ground, 9 miles south of Saratoga, New York, on September 19 and October 17, 1777. On the 17th, 5,895 British and Hessian troops surrendered their arms.
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