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American Revolution

MusicThe song “Yankee Doodle” was intended to make fun of the colonists. The song was made by Richard Shuckburg who is a British man. His intention of the song to be embarrassing for the colonists didn’t work. The Americans loved the song. In the song certain words mean things. Doodle means a foolish person. Richard also make fun of the Americans for putting feathers in their hats and calling it macaroni. He thinks that this a stupid idea.

“Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes” Colonel Prescott

Battle Of Bunker HillThe battle of Bunker Hill took place on June 16th, 1775. This battle was mostly fought on Breeds Hill. This battle happened because the British were worried the Patriots were going to take control over Boston. The Patriots were very unprepared for this battle. They had low ammunition and were told by Colonel Prescott, “Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes”, to save their ammunition. Colonel Prescott also lead 1,200 soldiers to Cambridge to build forts for Bunker Hill. Another key leader on the Patriots side was General Putnam. General Putnam contributed to this battle by collecting tools and materials to build forts, he also fought in the battle. A key British participant was General Thomas Gage he was the commander in chief of all British forces in North America. Another key participant from the British side was General William Howe. General William Howe was given field command. He had to make a decision on what to do based on shortage of some supplies such as maps and boats. The decision he made was to land the troops at Moultons Point and then moved westward to Bunkers Hill. The Battle Of Bunker Hill is a very famous and important battle to the American Revolution.

"Nothing short of independence, it appears to me, can possibly do. A peace on other terms would..... be a peace of war." George Washington

George Washington was a very important man to the American Revolution. Washington was chosen as the commander of the Continental Army by the Second Continental Congress on March 10, 1775. Washington led the Patriots to victory with a few key events such as in March 1776 Washington took control over Boston. Later in December 1776 on Christmas night Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware River to surprise attack the British at Trenton. This caused the British to move back to New York. They also captured 1000 British Hessians. This win was very positive for the army’s confidence and morale. Washington led his troops to attack on the British in October 1777. This was the Battle of Germantown. He was defeated but it gave the British army a scare. In December of 1777 at Valley Forge, Washington lead a full scale training program for his army. In 1783 Washington quit his position as commander of the Continental Army.

Unsung Hero Women played a big part in the Revolutionary War that was unnoticed during the war. A woman named Margaret Corbin went with her husband when he joined the Continental Army. Margaret cooked for the men and took care of them. When Margaret’s husband died she took over his job. She would load the cannons. Another unsung hero is Deborah Sampson. Deborah dressed up as a boy and enlisted herself for war. She kept her identity safe until she got yellow fever. Instead of receiving harsh punishment she was honored as a hero. Molly Pitcher is another unsung hero. She was very helpful on the “sidelines” of the battlefield. She carried water pitchers to the soldiers. She also cared for them when they got wounded. Once she took over her husbands cannon when he couldn’t fight. Many woman were very brave but didn’t get the honor they deserved at the time.

General Willaim Howe

General Putnam

Molly Pitcher



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